Baker, Doris "Dot" Hall (LaFayette)

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Dot Baker
Dot Baker

Doris “Dot” Hall Baker, 91, of LaFayette passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017.

Dot loved to sing and, and in her teen years, could be heard on the local radio station WLFA singing with her sister; she also sang with her daughter and niece in the gospel group “Jenerations”.  Dot was a 1943 graduate of LaFayette High School and attended Bob Jones College in Cleveland, Tennessee, and Shorter University in Rome, Georgia. She was a teacher for Linwood Elementary School and for Lee School located south of LaFayette. She worked 25 plus years for Dixie Savings Stores where she was an accounts receivable cashier. She served as Queen Mother of her Red Hat Society group and as president of the Senior Neighbors in LaFayette and was a member of Ridgeview Baptist Church. Dot found beauty in everything she saw, never met a stranger, and was a big fan of John Wayne.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, William “Bill” Baker; six sisters; and two brothers.

She is survived by her daughters, Billie Baker and Jana Baker Heiskell both of LaFayette; son, Thomas “Tom” Baker of Ooltewah, Tenn.; grandchildren, Kristin Cooper, Amber (Jay) Ellis, and Devin Baker; great grandchildren, Ethan Cooper and Lucy Ellis; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastors Jeremy Smith and Terry Burns officiating. Interment will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery at 2 p.m.

Pallbearers are Tom Baker, Jay Ellis, Greg Arnold, Corey Arnold, Andy Arnold, and Joe Littlejohn.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, from 4–8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

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