Aaron Timothy “Tim” Baker died Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis. He had been in failing health. He was a resident of Providence.
He was born Dec. 6, 1939.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Custer and Jessie (Bartley) Baker; three brothers, Lloyd O. Baker, Sherman V. Baker and Noel C. Baker; and two sisters, Mary L. Yates and Ramona L. Carter.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki; a sister, Lorene Sloop; two brothers, John (Marilyn) Baker and Stephen (Kay) Baker; two sons, Thomas Baker and Kim (Wendy) Baker; two stepsons, Jamie (Michele) Haste and Timothy “Tim” Bailey; and a stepdaughter, Monica Kissner. Also surviving are six grandsons, two granddaughters and many nieces and nephews.
Tim attended Union Township High School, where he excelled in basketball and baseball for coach O.J. Sloop’s Ramblers.
He was a lifelong member of Providence Christian Church and was a 50-year member of Union Village Masonic Lodge No. 545 in Providence.
Tim’s love and passion was farming. He farmed the Indiana Masonic Home farm for the better part of his 37 years of employment there and farmed the family homestead until his health disabled him this past year.
You could often find him at a local farm equipment auction or at Ted Everett’s equipment sale and most certainly out to breakfast in Bargersville or Waverly with his brother Stephen.
Tim loved antique tractors and, until recently, was still acquiring the best deals he could find. He kept up faithfully with what antique plows, discs and tractors were worth.
Tim loved practical joking and rowdy songs. He loved his family, especially his wife, Vicki, whom he always called “Peaches.”
The Rev. Steve Sorensen will conduct a celebration of life for Tim at 11 a.m. Saturday at Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton St. (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Harris Cemetery in Union Township.
Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to Providence Christian Church, 4080 W. County Road 100N, Bargersville, IN 46106, in memory of Tim.
Online condolences may be made at www.flinnmaguire.net.