John Baker Sr. BAKER, SR., John John Randall Baker, Sr., 77, of Summerville, SC, husband of Sue Baker, died Saturday, April 7, 2007. Funeral services will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church, Summerville, SC Tuesday afternoon, April 10, 2007 at 2 o’clock. A burial service will be held graveside at Peachtree Memorial Park Cemetery, Norcross, (Atlanta) GA on Thursday afternoon, April 12, 2007 at 2 o’clock. Friends and family may call at PARKS FUNERAL HOME, Summerville, SC Monday evening from 6 until 8 o’clock. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Citadel Brigadier Foundation, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, SC 29409 or Bethany United Methodist Church Spell Chapel, 118 West 3rd South St., Summerville, SC 29483. Mr. Baker was born August 11, 1929 in Anderson, SC, the second son of James Marion Baker, Jr. and Elizabeth Anne Randall Baker. After graduating from Greenwood (SC) High School in 1946, he attended The Citadel. He served in the Summerall Guard, graduating with the class of 1950 with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce. He was commissioned in the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant, where he was a forward observer and in command of an artillery company in occupied Germany. After discharge from the service of his country in 1955, Mr. Baker began his 36 year career with United States Gypsum Corporation (USG). He held a number of sales and key management positions until he was named the President, Chief Operating Officer, and a director of L&W Drywall Supply Company, now a 2B$ wholly owned subsidiary of USG. After retiring from USG in 1991, Mr. Baker was actively involved in volunteer work with The Citadel. He served as the President of the Alumni Association and the Brigadier Foundation and as an ex-officio member of the Board of Visitors. A life member of the Alumni Association and a member of The Summerall Society, for his charitable giving to The Citadel, Mr. Baker founded and organized the Summerville Citadel Club in 1992. He participated in the Citadel Volunteer Program and the Fourth Class Sponsorship Program. He was active in athletic fundraising, traveling often with the teams to away games, and was a member of the Southern Conference Baseball Committee. He was most comfortable at a Citadel game with family and friends. Mr. Baker was awarded the Distinguished Life Member Award in 2006. Mr. Baker was an active member of Bethany United Methodist Church, where he served as an usher and on a number of administrative committees. He is survived by his wife, Sue Baker of Summerville; his two sons, John Randall Baker, Jr. of Yardley, PA and James Reed Baker of Norcross, GA; six grandchildren; and nephews Randall L. Baker of Charlotte, NC and James M. Baker of Irmo, SC. Mr. Baker was predeceased by his brother James Marion Baker, III, formerly of Greenwood, SC. Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 130 West 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483. Visit our guestbook at

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