Thomas A. BakerDecember 30, 1947 ~ November 25, 2017 (age 69)
Thomas A. Baker, 69, of Decatur, IN, passed away at his residence on Saturday, November 25, 2017. He was born on December 30, 1947, the son of the late Arthur A. and Agnes E. (Street) Baker. On August 23, 1969, he married Amanda S. Welker.
He was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. He worked as a self-employed painting contractor.
Tom above all loved his wife, kids, grandkids, parents, brothers and his sister. He cherished the time spent with his hunting buddies and the memories made on Dragon Lake. He truly loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, beagles, rabbits, I.U., the Cubs, and the beagle clubs.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Amanda S. Baker of Decatur; a son, Tommy Baker of Decatur; a daughter, Tonya (Mike) Hamilton of Decatur; 3 brothers, Don (Karen) Baker, Pat (Kathy) Baker, and John (Christie) Baker all of Decatur; grandchildren, Deondra (Zach) Birch, Samantha (Jimmy) Shaffer, William and Maxwell Hamilton, and Ashley and Jared Baker; great grandchildren, Draven Birch and Xander and Beckam Shaffer.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Debra A. (Baker) Carpenter on December 6, 2014.
Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
A 1:00 p.m. Funeral Liturgy will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, with calling prior from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in the St. Mary's Parish Hall. Father Bob J. Lengerich will be officiating and burial will take place in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family