Charles W. Baker (Winfred), of Ronceverte, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center at the age of 87.
Winfred was born on January 19, 1930 to Lester and Lola Baker of Ronceverte.
Winfred was preceded in death by his wife Jean Morgan Baker, who preceded him 14 years this past September, and whom he loved until his death, father Lester Baker, mother Lola Baker, who died during his childbirth, his second mother, Leta Baker, sister Mildred Wykle, brother in laws Charles Gainey and Floyd Toney, nephew Ray Baker, and special aunt, "Aunt Annie".
Winfred is survived by his sons Danny (Terry) Baker and Darrel (Sherry) Baker all of Lewisburg, granddaughter Brenna Baker of Lewisburg, grandsons Brandon Baker of Lewisburg, Britton Baker and his fiancée, Stephanie Crites of Clarksburg, WV, and Dr. Chris Baker of Charlotte, NC, sisters Dorothea Judy (Harris) of Davidson, NC, Roberta Cole of Tempe Arizona, Phyllis Tony, Evelyn Gainey, and Jackie Dyer, all of Richmond, Va, Jeannie Bostic (Steve) of Alderson, Debbie Masters (Keith) of Ronceverte, brothers Delmas Baker (Elizabeth) of San Hose Panama, Randolph Baker and Toby Baker, both of Ronceverte, brother in law Hugh Barnwell of White Sulphur Springs, nieces and nephews, and many special friends in his life, especially Ivan Allen and Bobby Toothman.
With honor, Winfred served his country in the Army during the Korean War and with pride he was employed by the CSX Transportation Company, as a brakeman, until his retirement.
HIs life changed drastically, when the love of his life, Jean passed away, but he continued his passion of serving others, helping others in need, weekly visits to nursing homes, fishing with his buddies Raymond Toothman and Sebert Weikle, hunting with Dale Allen and others, all the camp gatherings, especially his 4th of July Extravaganza, watching any sport on TV with Bobby and Susie Toothman, attending Greenbrier East basketball, football, and baseball games with Bob Wilson, Bill Shafer, and his brothers, Randolph and Toby, his socializing at Gary's garage in Ronceverte, and the list goes on and on. He never stopped doing, serving or giving until the night he passed. But his greatest passion was serving the Lord Jesus Christ, who he accepted as his Lord and Savior, some 50 years ago. His personal relationship, with the Lord, changed his life and his family's life forever. He will be missed by everyone.
Winfred's funeral service will take place at 2:00 PM, Thursday December 7, 2017, at the Zion's Light Baptist Church, outside Ronceverte, where he faithfully attended, with Pastor Gary Baker officiating. Friends are invited to fellowship, with the family, 1 hour before the service, 1 PM, at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate, in his honor, to the Dana Morgan Harrison Scholarship Fund, 425 Academy Street, Ronceverte, WV 24970.
Online guestbook can be signed, or condolences may be sent to the family at www.morganfh.net. Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg, WV.
Published on December 4, 2017