George Byron “Windy” Baker, Jr., 87, of Sedalia, died Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Boone Hospital, Columbia. He was born on April 8, 1924, in Sedalia, a son of George Byron and Prudence Pearl Griffin Baker.
On Dec. 7, 1951, in Sedalia, he was married to Caroline J. Schroeder, who survives of the home.
He worked as a mixing and melting maintenance supervisor at Pittsburg Corning in Sedalia, where he was employed for 40 years, retiring in 1987. He served his country honorably United States Army during WWII. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2591 Sedalia.
He loved to garden and always shared what he had grown with his friends and neighbors. He enjoyed watching football, baseball and basketball. He especially like to watch the MU Tigers, Kansas City Chiefs and Royals.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Jeffrey K. Baker and Brooks C. Baker and his wife Lana, all of Sedalia; three sisters, Mildred Bottcher, of Sedalia, Ann Long, and Elsie Mayberry, both of the state of California; a grandson, Travis Baker, of Leavenworth, Kan.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by four sisters, Angie Landers, Dessie Rowlette, Thelma Wheeler and Stella Stout; four brothers, Truman, Homer, Bus, and in infancy, John Baker.
A private burial will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.reafuneralservice.com.