George Allen Baker, 59, of Blackshear, departed this world Sunday, October 4, 2020.
He was welcomed into this world January 21, 1961 to the late Theo Baker and Louvenia Atkinson-Miller in Blackshear. The second oldest of six, he held a determination to make his mark in the world. His journey would begin as he graduated from Blackshear High School in 1979. With his new found freedom, he took a step that would shape the man he was and enlisted in the Army to serve and protect the freedom of all Americans. Through his career he rose in the ranks to a Staff Sergeant prior to his retirement. His journey did not end there, as he took his drive to move forward to his next career in transportation, specializing in the hauling of petroleum.
He filled many roles, but was best known for his tireless love and devotion to his wife, Gale Baker. He was one to behold. His spirt, wit, devotion and resilience was one that will write a story for generations to come. His willingness to be the help to others as they learn and help themselves will be a sweet echo in our hearts. He had the ability to learn quickly and was skilled with his hands. He was known to his community, family and friends as the one to solve problems with a dose of humor. His resolve as a devoted husband, father and friend will be forever woven in the hearts of those that knew and loved him.
He was too big for this world and on October 4, 2020 he received his wings and final resting place with his Heavenly Father. He spent his life here in service to his country, family and loved ones and now has joined the heavenly counsel to guide his love ones that are here carrying on his legacy of laughter, love and service.
A homegoing service and celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 10, at the Church of Christ Written in Heaven, 713 Blackwell St.,Waycross, GA 31501.
Jacobs Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.