Glenn Elwin Baker, age 92, of Birmingham, Alabama died peacefully attended by his family on July 14th after an extended illness. He leaves behind a legacy of devotion to his family, friends, and his church. He was a man of strong character, and he led his family with a sense of purpose, direction, and mission. Glenn was born February 12, 1931, in Birmingham, Al. He was preceded in death by his wife Bertha (Bert) Corn Baker, his parents Robert Lee Baker and Wylline Webb Baker, and his precious granddaughter Shelley Anne Baker.
Glenn graduated Phillips High School, class of 1950 and then attended Auburn University. He honorably served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army. Glenn went to work for Southern Company Services and remained there until his retirement.
Glenn married the love of his life, Bertha Jane Corn, in 1956. They shared a love for their family, their church, Auburn football, their dogs and travel for the next 51 years.
Glenn was a founding member of Faith Chapel of Huffman in Birmingham. After moving to Springville, Alabama, Glenn became an active member of Spring Valley Baptist Church. After the loss of his wife Bert, Glenn relocated to the Inverness, Alabama area. Continuing to grow in his faith, Glenn was dedicated to attending Meadowbrook Baptist Church in Birmingham.
Glenn is survived by his sons, Steve Baker (Kim) and Barry Baker (Zac); brothers Harold Baker and Terry Baker (Fran); grandsons Allen Baker and Todd Baker; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and countless dear friends.
Burial services will be held Tuesday July 18th at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens located at 1591 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham, AL 35235, phone (205) 322-0543. Visitation will be at 9:00 a.m., service at 10:00 a.m. with graveside service to follow.
Pastor Chris Jones will lead the service. Pallbearers will be Allen Baker, Todd Baker, Brandon Baker,Daryl Johnson, Noah Johnson, and Zach Johnson.
The golden evening brightens in the west; soon, soon to faithful warriors cometh rest; sweet is the calm of paradise the blest. Alleluia, alleluia!