Thomson - Mr. Lexie Joe Baker, 89, Beloved Husband of Mrs. Betty Cason Baker, died Monday, March 29, 2021, at his residence.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 2, 2021, in the Sweetwater Baptist Church, with Rev. Clifton Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.
Mr. Baker was a native of Selmer, McNairy County, Tennessee, but had lived in Thomson for many years. He was a retired Instructor with the Signal Corps at Fort Gordon, formerly known as Camp Gordon. He was an Army Veteran. He was a member of the Sweetwater Baptist Church for over 65 years, where he served on numerous committees and was a Deacon Emeritus.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Myrtle Baker, his siblings, Edward Marlin Baker Jr., Thomas Verel Baker, Effie Earline Foster, Jesse Dean Neill, and George Paul Baker. He is survived by his wife, Betty Cason Baker, Thomson; his two daughters, Ann Marie Baker, Atlanta and Vickie (Ken) Joiner, Thomson; his 3 grandchildren; his 5 great-grandchildren; his 5 sisters, Virgie Mae Harvell, Fran Myrtle Nelms, Chloe Ruth Rose, Mary Ann Johnson, and Jane Marie Austin; his brother, David Kenneth Baker; his two special family members, Robert Barrett Stumpe and Kelly Lee Dorsett and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Joe Ogletree, James Farr, Dale Ricks, Tim Long, Brandon Dorsett, and Jim Hall.
Friends may call at the Curtis Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Sweetwater Baptist Church.
The service will be streamed on Facebook through Sweetwater Baptist Church, Thomson and on You Tube through SweetwaterBaptistChurch
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Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
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