Charles F. Baker, of Greenwood, passed away into the presence of his Lord and Savior, on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the Country Rest Home, Greenwood from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Charles was born February 15, 1936 on a farm in Burrsville, DE, the son of the late Francis and Edith Baker. He graduated from Harrington High School class of ’54. Charles worked a year at Playtex, then became an employee of the Dupont Nylon Plant, Seaford in 1955. There he worked in various areas and was promoted to Supervisor in 1973. He retired after 37 years of service. During those years, he also worked for the McKnatt Funeral Home, Harrington for 40 plus years. Prior to retirement, he built two poultry houses to keep himself busy, until health forced him to turn them over to a son. He also served in the Delaware Army National Guard for 4 years and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant. Charles was a member of the Independent Bible Fellowship Church, Harrington.
The family wishes to thank the Yoder Family and all the dedicated employees at the Country Rest Home for their kindness and extraordinary care during his illness.In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by a sister Louise Claycomb and two brothers Kenneth Baker and Richard Baker.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years Janice W. Baker; a daughter and son-in-law Kimberly and Donald Christie, Jr., of Milford; two sons and daughters-in-law Mark C. and Theresa W. Baker, of Greenwood and Christopher W. and Carole F. Baker, of Rehoboth Beach; seven grandchildren Chad Christie (Meg) of NY, Ryan Christie (Lauren), of Smyrna and Conor Christie, of Milford; Melissa B. Carignan (Dustin), of Greenwood, Laura Baker, of Bridgeville, Elizabeth B. Hoadley (Kenneth), of AL, and Erin Baker, of MA; three great granddaughters Quinn Christie, Everly Christie and Melody Carignan; and one great grandson Owen Carignan; two sisters Patsy Teets, of WV, and Eleanor Cain, of Harrington; a brother and sister-in-law Harold R. and Lola Baker, of Seaford.
Services will be held at 1 pm on Friday, January 10, 2020 at the Independent Bible Fellowship Church, 6797 Milford Harrington Highway, Harrington where a viewing will be held from 11 am to 1 pm. Interment in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to either the Independent Bible Fellowship Church, 6797 Milford Harrington Highway, Harrington, DE 19952 or to your favorite charity. Arr. by McKnatt, Carpenter & Baker Funeral Home, Harrington. Letters of condolence may be shared with the family at www.loflandandmcknatt.com.
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