Donald Ray Baker, 70, of Falls of Rough, KY, loving husband of Phyllis, passed away peacefully on July 24, 2021 at the VA hospital in Louisville. He was born on September 13, 1950 in Louisville, the son of the late Ernest Baker and Jessie Knoechelman (Pete).
Donald was a United States Army Veteran that was honored for his service by receiving a Purple Heart. He was an active member of the American Legion Post #0081 (Grayson County), member of the Moose Lodge # 2453 (Grayson County), member of the Harley Davidson Owners Group and a member of the United Autoworkers (UAW862). He retired from Ford Motor Company after over 30 years of service.
Besides his wife of 39 years Phyllis, he is survived by his daughters, Rose Marie Brown, Sandy Langston (Bob), Belinda Wigge (James), sons, Steve (Adona), Scott (Ann) and Adam (Helen) Schank, sisters, Maryann Maertz (Carl) and Tammy Baker Phillips (Steve), brothers, Ronnie Baker (Lindy) and Danny Knoechelman (Angie), 23 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Donald is preceded in death by his sisters, Jeannie Bell and Kitty Green and brother, Mike Baker.