Wilson Mourns the Loss of Gordon Baker
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Gordon Ray Baker
June 2, 1951 – August 15, 2012
Gordon Ray Baker, 61, of Wilson, formerly of Dunn, passed away on Wednesday. Baker was the long-time Chief Financial Officer for the City of Wilson until his retirement earlier this year.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 311 W Nash Street, Wilson. A Graveside service will be held 4:30 p.m. Friday in Mingo Baptist Church Cemetery, Dunn. The Dr. Doug Murray will officiate.
Gordon was a 1969 graduate of Dunn High School and Campbell College. He worked as a CPA before beginning his career in local government. He worked as CFO of Orange County and The City of Wilson from 1988 until his retirement in 2012. Gordon was the recipient of the Long Leaf Pine Award. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Wilson serving as chairman of the deacon board as well as numerous committees. He was a past member of the Board of Directors for United Way and Habitat for Humanity.
Gordon treasured life, he honored each day with a positive attitude, a sense of humor, strength of spirit, and an enduring faith and loving gratitude for family and friends. He will be missed.
Gordon is survived by his wife, Cathy Spell Baker; his daughter, Laura Baker Williams and husband, Stewart; his son, Bryan Baker; his grandchildren, Andrew Baker, Rachel Baker, Greyson and Bennett Williams; his parents Gordon Bradley Baker and Willa Barefoot Baker his brother, Donald Baker and wife, Cheryl; his in-laws, Janet Thompson, Delano Spell and wife, Betty, Blanche McLamb, Genevieve Humbert, Patsy Markham, Selby Spell, Woody Spell and his nieces Roxanne, Amanda and Roseann.
Flowers are welcomed or memorials may be directed to Hope Station, PO Box 2164, Wilson, NC 27894 or First Baptist Church of Wilson, Elevator Fund, PO Box 1467, Wilson, NC 27894
Condolences may be directed to www.joyners.net.