Leslie Edward “Ed” Baker, 72, of Gate City, VA, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 24, 2023 at his home.
Ed was born in Wise County, VA on July 20, 1951, a son of the late Kyle and Minnie Baker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gordon Baker and a half-brother, Glen Beverley. Ed was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked for 32 years in coal mining and lastly worked for 6 years in the HVAC industry in Ohio. Ed was a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, pop pop and friend and will be dearly missed.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Baker; daughter, Lisa Wyckoff (spouse Peter); son, Eddie Baker (spouse Wendy); step-son, Daniel Bishop (Brandy); step-daughter, Kaycie Berry (Brandon); grandchildren, P.J. Wyckoff, Brooklin Baker, Dauntay Woods (wife Amanda), Braydon Berry, Branson Berry, Landon Berry, Draven Bishop, Kirkland Bishop, and Grayson Bishop; great-grandchildren, Killian Bishop and Kingston Woods; sister, Clora Jane Strong; brother, Glenn “Russ” Baker.
Military graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Historic Side, 53 Memorial Ave, Mountain Home, TN 37684. Honors will be provided by American Legion Hammond Post 3/265. Family and friends planning to attend are asked to assemble at the cemetery at 12:50 pm.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, VA is in charge of the arrangements.