Baker, Ray Clifford (Cleveland)

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ray Clifford Baker, 82, a resident of Cleveland, Tn., passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.

He was greatly loved and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Ray was an avid outdoorsman who loved everything from hunting and fishing to trail riding and much more. He lettered all four years at Bradley high school in football and was an exceptional baseball player. He worked at Bowater papermill and then for the postal service before he retired.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Myrtle Baker; sister, Deloris Finnel; great-granddaughter, Zoey Tinsley.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Joan Baker; children, Tracy (Ron) Plank, Tyler (Stephanie) Baker; brothers, Raymond (Mary) Baker, Hoyle (Lynn) Baker; grandchildren, Kristi, Chad (Brooke), Kyle Karlie Brumfiel; Callie, Joshlyn, Ty, Eryn Baker; six great-grandchildren; as well as many other close family and friends.

There will be a celebration of life service on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. before the service.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Alzheimer’s Association. 

You are encouraged to share a memory of Ray and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.

Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Baker family with her arrangements.


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