Edward H. "Ed" Baker, 82, of Shell Knob, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, in St. John's Hospital, Berryville, Ark.
He was born Jan. 18, 1927, in Milan, Mich., the son of Roscoe and Zona (Millage) Baker. On June 24, 1968, in San Diego, Calif., he was united in marriage to Deirdre J. Call, who survives.
Additional survivors include: three children, Clifford Baker and Charla, of Essex, Iowa, Karen Baker and Lana, of San Diego, Calif., and Denise Baker and David, of Shenandoah, Iowa; one sister, Yvonne Burton, of the state of Washington; three grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
He received his education in Michigan and then received his bachelors degree at the University of Maryland. In 1943, he joined the United States Navy, serving in World War II, Korean War and Vietnam, receiving a Bronze Star, Purple Heart and numerous medals. In 1975, he retired as senior chief petty officer.
Memorial services were held Monday in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Military honors were conducted by VFW Post 2203.
Memorial contributions may be made to Haven of the Ozarks.
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Shell Knob, Missouri