Max E. Baker, 78, of Worthington, passed away 7:01 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, at IU Bloomington Hospital.
Max was born April 17, 1933 in Worthington to John Clayton and Edna (Palmer) Baker.
He retired from NWSC Crane in 1988 with 24 years service. He was a member of Worthington First Baptist Church, where he had held most offices in the church, and had been song leader. He was an Army veteran during the Korean War.
He married, Roma Lea Gennicks, Nov. 23, 1957 and she survives.
Also surviving are three children, Max Allen (Debbie) Baker, Linton, Mary Elaine (Matt Edward) Hunt, Fredericktown, Ohio, Matt (Patty) Baker, Worthington; 13 grandchildren, Jason and Brianne Baker, Marisa and Miranda Miller, Rachel, Nathan, Judy, Grace & Lydia Hunt, Justin and Tasha Baker, Jessica and Ben (Heather) Baker; two great grandchildren, Brayden & Kaydance; three brothers, Raymond Baker, Worthington, William E. "Buddy" Baker, Brazil, Bobby Baker, French Lick;
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Mike Baker; three brothers, Wilson, Ossie Clayton and John Richard Baker; four sisters, Marguerite Smith, Wanda Hulett, Mary Alice Baker and Anna Louise Duncan.
Funeral service will be at Worthington First Baptist, 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, with his son, Bro. Matt Baker and Rev. Bill Beckelheimer officiating.
Friends may call at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. Thursday until time of service at the church.
Burial will be in Worthington Cemetery.
Online condolences for the family can be made at welchcornett.com.