Douglas Kenneth Baker, 74, Indianapolis, passed away February 23, 2020. Mr. Baker was born September 23, 1945, in North Carolina, to the late Douglas H. and Rosalie (Callaway) Baker.
He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Dayton in 1968 and taught at the junior high level in Germantown, Ohio for a number of years. In 1982, Mr. Baker graduated with a Master of Ministry Degree from Earlham School of Religion, Richmond, Indiana. He served in the ministry for 25 years in Wilmington Yearly Meeting (OH), New England Yearly Meeting, and Western Yearly Meeting (IN). He served at Cincinnati (OH) Friends Meeting, Jamestown (OH) Friends Meeting, Allen’s Neck (MA) Friends Meeting, Mattapoisett (MA) Friends Meeting, and at West Newton (IN) Friends Meeting. Always a learner, he enjoyed studying history, philosophy, and science. He was also an accomplished pipe organist. His memory will be cherished by a loving family and many friends.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Coffin Baker, to whom he was united in marriage July 11, 1980; sons, Douglas H. “Howie” Baker (Beth Bohannon Baker) of Kentucky, Kenneth A. Baker (Natsuki Baker) of Indianapolis; daughter, Elizabeth Frances Baker of Ellettsville; brother, John Baker of Ohio; sisters, Debbie Baker (Sheri Coleman) of Ohio and Vickie Hensley of Ohio; three grandchildren, Nana Baker, Amaya Baker, and Will Baker.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 1 to 3 p.m., at the Carlisle – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville. The memorial service will follow at 3 p.m., with Phil Gulley officiating. Doug enjoyed following politics and particularly the pursuit of peace, equality & justice through our political institutions; as a result, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), 245 Second St. NE, Washington, DC 20002. Memorials may also be made to Joy’s House, an adult day care who serve their their elderly guests with dignity and affection, 1615 Castle Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46227. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Visit www.CarlisleBranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.