Mr. William Garland Baker, 83, of Symsonia, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2013, at 9:35 p.m. at Lourdes hospital.
Born Wednesday, December 25, 1929, (Christmas day) in Symsonia, he retired after 22 years of service as a welder from Three Rivers Rock Company in Smithland. He was a member of Elva Baptist Church.
Surviving are three sons, Michael Baker of Wichita, Kan., Roger Watkins of Symsonia, and Richard Watkins of Ledbetter; four grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Gaylon Baker of Milwaukee, Wis.
Mr. Baker was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Ann (McManis) Baker; four brothers, George Baker, Ray Lee Baker, Nolvice Baker, Virgil Baker; and one sister, Pauline Cox. His parents were William Miles Baker and Lila Gail (Bell) Baker.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 8, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Collier Funeral Home. Bro. Mike Littrell and Bro. Joel Frizzell will officiate. Interment will follow the service in New Sand Hill Cemetery in Graves County.
Friends may visit with the family between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at Collier Funeral Home in Benton.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to: Elva Baptist Church Building Fund, 2539 Oak Level-Elva Rd., Symsonia, KY 42082.