The Rev. John Lewis Baker ’53

The Reverend John Lewis Baker, 83, died May 22, 2013 at his home in La Grange. The funeral service be held Friday at 7pm at the Casey Funeral Home Chapel and a committal service will be held Saturday at 11am at the Progressive Presbyterian Church cemetery, 3790 Progressive Church Rd. in Princeton. Reverend Baker was born in Rutherford County to the late Reverend R.T. Baker and Martha Hickman Baker. He was a graduate of New Bern High School, Davidson College, and Columbia Theological Seminary. A Presbyterian minister for 42 years, he served pastorates in Alabama and North Carolina. Although retired, he continued to preach and minister on a regular basis. Reverend Baker was preceded in death by his parents and by his beloved wife of 54 years, DeLena Hughes Baker. He is survived by his son, David Lewis Baker of Durham, and his sister, Dorothy Moss of Abbeville, SC. The family will receive friends prior to the funeral service Friday from 5 to 7 pm at Casey Funeral Home in Princeton.