Baker, Raymond "Biff" (Cleveland)

Monday, December 31, 2012

Raymond “Biff” Baker, 51, of Cleveland, TN, passed away Friday, December 28, 2012 at his home. 

He was a graduate of Bradley Central High School. He attended Mt. Zion Methodist Church. Biff was an avid fisherman and sports fan. 

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Johnny Baker; grandmother, Myrtle Baker Haynes and husband, Miller Haynes; grandparents, Roy and Olivia Johnson; and brother, Tony Darnes. 

He is survived by his mother, Doris Baker of Cleveland; father, Raymond Baker and wife Mary Sue, both of Cleveland; brothers, Bobby Baker and wife Doris of Madisonville and Kip Baker and wife Evelyn of Colorado Springs, CO; nephews, Braden Baker and Trevor Baker of Colorado Springs, CO; and several family members and friends. 

A graveside service will be held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2, at Center Point Baptist Church Cemetery with Hoyle Johnson officiating. Kip Baker, Bobby Baker, Braden Baker, Trevor Baker, Mike Shaw, Daryl Sliger, Danny Sprouse, David Sprouse, Jeff Miller and Kyle Elrod will serve as pallbearers. 

A private visitation will be held for family only on Wednesday, January 2 at 10 a.m. at Grissom Funeral Home, who has charge of the arrangements. 

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