Anthony “Tony” Baker, age 81, of Wilmington passed away peacefully Saturday, July 12, 2014 at his residence.
He was born April 3, 1933 in Johnston County, North Carolina the son of the late Thel Baker and Elgie Price Baker.
Tony served his country proudly in the US Army during the Korean War. He furthered his education at Atlantic Christian College and later began a fulfilling career with the Wake County Treatment Center giving counsel to those in need. Tony enjoyed his birds, flowers and the time spent in meditation at Fort Fisher. He carried a joyful outlook and brought a gift of cheer to all that knew him. His magnetic personality, ability to enjoy people and find humor on the road of life made him a wonderful father, grandfather and friend.
Surviving are his daughters, Angie Baker Harris and husband Randy and Beverly Baker-Newsholme and husband Erik; beloved grandson, Cameron “CB” Baker Harris; brother, Mather “Rocky “Baker and wife Mary Jane; and a host of other loving family and friends.
A Celebration of life will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Masonboro Woods Club House in the Madison Place Subdivision on Coronado Drive, Wilmington, NC 28409. A reception will follow at the club house. In keeping with Tony’s memory and wishes, please wear your favorite Casual Attire.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Fellowship Home of Raleigh, 506 Cutler Street, Raleigh, NC 27603 or the Children’s Miracle Network, 205 West 700 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099