Charles K. Baker, of Greenwood died April 24, 2012 at Westview Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on a farm near Milmine, Illinois on Sept. 2, 1924, the son of Max and Elsie Baker. At 18, he joined the Army and spent 38 months in the South Pacific during WW II. He then graduated from the University of Illinois and moved to Indianapolis where he was a commercial artist for 42 years. Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Midge, daughter, Margaret ( Maggie) Corthell, her husband, Rich; son Kevin and his wife Twanette all of Greenwood and four grandchildren, Kimere Corthell of Atlanta, Daniel Corthell of near Morgantown, Nathan Corthell and Katie Corthell both at home and three step grandchildren, Cole Jill and Chase Loveall. He also leaves two sisters, Phyllis and her husband Robert Taylor of Bemet Illinois and Janice and her husband Larry Simonton of Cerro Gordo, Illinois, along with a niece and two nephews and their families also in Illinois.
Charlie was a member of Southland Community Church, the Masonic Lodge and the German American Club. After his retirement, Charlie concentrated on the hobby that he loved and became a wonderful woodworker, carving two carousel horses and a lion and building furniture, several clocks and turning out lovely pieces on his lathe. All of his family will treasure forever these beautiful works of art and examples of his extraordinary talent.
Visitation will be from 11:00 am-1:00 pm on Saturday, April 28 at G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home at The Gardens at Olive Branch, followed by the funeral service at 1:00 PM. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery on Mullinix Rd, just north of
Smokey Row Rd near their home of 50 years.
Memorial contributions may be made to Southland Community Church.