Richard Lee Baker, age 94, of Howard City , passed away November 11, 2012, at Fountain View Retirement Village in Grant.
He was born in Clayton, the son of A. Samuel and Nina ( Donaldson) Baker. Lee was a WW II naval veteran. He graduated from Blissfield High School in 1937.
He enjoyed family time, traveling and old cars.
He was preceded in death by his wife Hazel ( Powell ). They had been married for 67 years.
Surviving are one son Ron ( Jackie ) Baker of Howard City; one daughter Jennifer ( Paul ) Kroncke of Coral Springs , Fla., six grandchildren Dawn, Brian, Nicole, Cheryl, Teresa and Brittany; eight great grandchildren Brandon, Jack, Josh, Ben, Adam, Ally, Parker and Lillian; one brother William Baker and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents, four sisters , Martha Jayne, Betty, June McKown and Irene Carr.
Funeral services were Nov. 15 at The Heckman Funeral Home with Pastor Brad Brillhart officiating and burial in the Reynolds Cemetery. Friends greeted the family Nov. 14 and prior to services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Tri County Athletics may be left at the funeral home.