Tom Taylor Baker, Jr.
Date of Birth: December 29, 1942
Date of Death: October 28, 2018
November 1, 2018 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary
Tom “T-Bone” Taylor Baker, Jr., 75, of Huntington, was born December 29, 1942 in Huntington and died Sunday, October 28, 2018 at his residence with his wife by his side. Tom was preceded in death by his parents Betty Chadwick Baker Peck and Tom Taylor Baker, his step-father Hubert Dalton Peck and his sister, Mary Martha Girton. Tom is Survived by his wife of 52 years Peggy Massey Baker; daughter Susan Elizabeth Lee Loubet (Thierry Loubet) of Contest, France, two sons Tom Taylor Baker, III (Tracy Short) of Crown City, OH and Judd Dennis Baker (Tracy Thompson) of Spotsylvania VA.; Granddaughters Lindsay Dally, Taylor Baker, Patricia Loubet, and Rebecca Loubet; two grandsons Ben Baker and Gus Vogtli; one sister, Betty C. Baker of Sarasota, FL; step-sister Cheddie Peck Ashworth (Gary) of Huntington; step-brother John D Peck (Sandy) of Huntington and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Tom was a graduate of Huntington High School, Marshall University with a B.S. degree in Computer Science and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Tom retired after thirty years from the Nickel Plant in Huntington and coached baseball for 10 years at Central Babe Ruth. He also worked for over 25 years as a part-time scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates. There will be a gathering of family and friends Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Hospice of Huntington, especially to Jennifer and Yanet. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Huntington.
From: Carolyn Kennington Oct 30 2018 12:08PM Tom was instrumental in keeping our High School Class of 1961 together. He was a fine man who lived life to its fullest for as long as he could. He is certainly missed. From: Dick & Marie Dilley Oct 30 2018 12:09PM So sorry for your loss. We met Tom a few years ago and spent some memorable time together when he welcomed his daughter Susan into his heart and home. Peggy, you and Tom, Tommy & Tracy welcomed us as if we were family, too. It was such a moving experience to witness the love in your home. May you be filled with the wonderful memories of a loving husband, father, and friend, TOM. From: Brenda L. Welch Oct 30 2018 7:56PM If Tom went to Miller Elementary, we would have know each other since 1950, if at Cammack Jr. High around 1957. But we did go to HHS and were in the same graduating class. He was always friendly and nice to everyone. He was an easy person to like. He had many friends and a beautiful, happy family. Just a wonderful person. He will be missed by so many of us in that graduating class of 1961. He was so much fun. My husband and I have also been married 52 years. So his family and his doggy too will be missed. God bless his family. They are all wonderful as I have seen on Facebook. Thanks for all the memories and good times. May his soul rest in piece as he endured so much illness and survived so much so bravely. Until we all meet again in Heaven.
Tom & Brenda (Austin) Welch
From: Wallace Taylor Oct 31 2018 10:38AM I am sorry that I won't be in town for Tom's funeral service. He was a role model for Seaton and me and we loved working for him at Olympic golf course. He was fun to be around and his stories were always memorable. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. From: Karen Shanholtzer Oct 31 2018 3:24PM Sending our sympathy to Peggy and the family. May you cherish the many wonderful memories that you are fortunate to have. May you feel surrounded by love and peace. Wes and Karen Shanholtzer From: Ann Krieger Oct 31 2018 5:21PM Dear Peggy, we are sad for your loss and send our love and prayers. Take care of you in the days to come. Fondly, Ann and John From: Paul and Mary Lutz Nov 2 2018 12:51PM Dear Peggy,
Mary and I were saddened to hear of Tom's passing and would like to offer our sympathy and prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. Although it has been nearly fifty years, you may recall the four of us shared one of life's joyous times when we ran into each other on the Maternity Floor at Cabell-Huntington Hospital as we welcomed our 'first born', your Tommy and our Meredith!
Tom and I became friends in the ninth grade at Cammack Jr. High. Even at age 14 he was already a real 'character'. He was tall and gangly with a mean fast-ball and a mischievous chuckle. Our friendship continued on to H.H.S. and later at Marshall where we became fraternity brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Tom will always be remembered as a genuine 'good guy' in this world!
From: Stacie Jones Nov 3 2018 4:14AM Peggy,
I am truly sorry to hear of Tom's passing. There are no words to take away your hurt. I am sending you much love!!!
From: James David Callihan Nov 6 2018 2:49PM Sorry to hear that cousin Tom past away. I have many fond memories from our time together at Grandma Shelton house in Richwood WV. Our prayers are with you guys.