George Wilbur Baker, Jr., 91, of Fruitland, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018, peacefully at his home. Born on September 13, 1926 in Berlin, MD, he was the son of the late George and Mary Elizabeth Davis Baker.
George attended schools in Berlin. Upon his completion from school, he entered the United States Army, where he served during World War II as a par trooper. After his service in the military, George attended trade school in Washington, DC learning Boiler Maintenance. During his lifetime, George held a multitude of jobs some of which include Modern Cleaners, Betty Webster’s Studio of Dance, Skateland, St. John’s Church and the Wicomico Co. Board of Education from which he retired in 1998. George was very active in his community and helped start the Fruitland Little League, where he was a coach for both the boys and girls. He enjoyed farming, gardening, baseball, and reading. George was an avid pool player, crabber and clammer. Most of all George enjoyed spending time with his family, his dog Sir, and his cat Russell, Jr.
George is survived by a daughter, Amy Baker Davis; two grandsons, Robert N. Horstman, Jason D. Horstman; two Granddaughters, Michelle L. Hundley and Crystal C. Hundley; four great-granddaughters, Catherine E. Calloway, Isabella J. Horstman, Lillian C. Molnar, and Alexis J. Molnar; one great-grandson, Troy A. Calloway; as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, George is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Elizabeth Gutherie Baker, a son, George Leroy Baker, a daughter, Sherry Lynn Mundy, and one Grandson, Brian A. Mundy.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. John’s United Methodist in Fruitland.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in George’s honor to HALO, 701 Snow Hill Rd., Salisbury, MD 21804.
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. To send condolences to the family, please visit www.hollowayfh.com.