Leon Baker, 94, of Odon, passed away at 2:22 a.m. Sunday, September 18, 2022 at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born March 2, 1928 in Wheatland, Indiana to the late Harold and Emma (Smith) Baker.
Leon married Anna Lee Gillie on March 25, 1946 and shared 71 years of marriage until her death on April 25, 2017.
He was a United States Navy veteran and served on active duty during the World War II era. Leon was a long-time employee of Prairie Farm Dairy and retired as a Branch Manager. He was a member of the Loogootee Christian Church. He loved Loogootee High School basketball and volleyball. Leon attended as many games as he could until his health would no longer allowed.
Leon was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Lee Baker; daughter, Jeanne Baker; parents, Harold and Emma Baker; brothers, Jerry (Jerry) Baker and Dean (Deanna) Baker. He is survived by his son, Van (Sherre) Baker of Bedford; brother, Sam (Sandy) Baker of Vincennes; grandsons, Nathan (Maidie) Baker of Bradenton, Florida and Todd (Blair) Baker of Loogootee; great-grandchildren, Evan Baker, Jared Baker, Morgan Meckley, Samantha Baker, Burke Baker and Willa Baker; great-great granddaughter, Emersyn Baker.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 22, 2022 at the Loogootee Christian Church. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Vincennes.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Loogootee Christian Church. Condolences may be made online at www.blakefuneralhomes.com. Blake Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Leon Baker.