PRINCETON — Michael D. Baker, 70, of Princeton, passed away Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 at his home.

He was born Feb. 3, 1947 in Vincennes. He served in the National Guard and then enlisted in the U. S. Army. He was a truck driver for many years and retired in 2014 from Transfreight and was a member of the Teamsters Union.

He is survived by his wife of more than 51 years, Shirley J. (Winingear) Baker; three children, Michael R. Baker (Shirley E.) of rural Patoka, Michele King of Princeton and Kenda K. Cummings (Jarrod) of Owensville; a son-in-law, Chad King of Princeton; two grandchildren, Joshua Baker (Mandi) and Kasey Kennard (Jon); five great grandchildren, Eli Kennard, Zeppelyn Baker, Presley Kennard and Haylen and Joplin Baker; sisters and brothers, Karen McBride of Waverly, Kentucky, Kim Taylor of Morganfield, Kentucky, Randy Baker of Monroe City, Russ Sherman and Steve Frederick of Hazleton and Robin Wilson of Wheeling.

He is preceded in death by his biological father, Dallas Frederick and his parents, Raymond and Betty (Johnson) Baker.

Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Pastor Scott Burr officiating. Burial will follow at Decker Cemetery, rural Patoka. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Friday at Colvin Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes will be available at Colvin's. You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at

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