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Darrel Wayne Baker

August 18, 1947 ~ February 3, 2021 (age 73)

Obituary

Darrel Baker, 73, of Knifley, KY died Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at his residence.  Born in Columbia, KY he was the son of the late Bill Mac and Sylvia Inez McGinnis Baker. 

Darrel attended the Knifley Brethren in Christ Church and was the former owner and operator of Baker’s Grocery in Knifley, KY for 32 years and a former school bus driver for Adair County Schools.  He was a member of the Knifley Area Volunteer Fire Department and a dual member of Casey Creek Masonic Lodge #536 and Shively Masonic Lodge #951.  He enjoyed car racing and University of Kentucky sports.    

He is survived by his wife Gayla Neat Baker; two daughters Beverly Goodin (Ron) of Campbellsville, KY and Pam Morgan (Michael Tucker) of Glasgow, KY; two grandchildren Emily Baker-King and Samuel “Pudge” Morgan (Hannah Goodson); a step-grandchild Britney Tucker (Jody Stapleton); two step-great grandchildren Brentlee and Kason Stapleton; two brothers Tony Baker (Betty) of Shively, KY and Jimmy Dale Baker (Alice) of Columbia and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Barbara Chan Scott.

Visitation will be on Saturday from 10:00am-2:00pm at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.  Masonic Services will be 2:00pm Saturday by the Casey Creek Masonic Lodge #536, with cremation to follow the masonic service.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the New Hope Cemetery Fund which can be left at the funeral home.

For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
February 6, 2021

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
STOTTS-PHELPS-McQUEARY FUNERAL HOME
210 GREENSBURG STREET
COLUMBIA, KY 42728

Masonic Service
Saturday
February 6, 2021

2:00 PM
STOTTS-PHELPS-McQUEARY FUNERAL HOME
210 GREENSBURG STREET
COLUMBIA, KY 42728

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