Rodger I. Baker, 85, of London, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 6, 2020 in his home.
Born October 13, 1934 in Range Township, Mt. Sterling, Ohio; he was the son of Rodger B. and L. Winona (Robinson) Baker.
Rodger was a US Army veteran of the Korean Era and the Cold War in Germany where he served as a surveyor and forward observer, which he carried into his professional life as a self-employed surveyor as well as working for the State of Ohio. Rodger also served as the Madison County Veterans Service Officer. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars; as well as belonging to the Ohio Townships and Clerks Association, United Senior Services, International Right of Way Association and Civil Air Patrol Pilot.
Survivors include his wife Carol (Jarrells) Blackburn; sons Eric Matthew Baker (fiancée Jamie Canney), Michael Shane (Susan) Baker; step-children Jaimi Lynn (Brian) Spradlin, Randy (Lorie) Bennett, Jeffrey (Angie) Bennett, Michelle (John) Willey and Kevin Listabarger,; granddaughters Kendra, Paige, Lidia and Mia; sister Sandra Lee (Herman) Haney and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Rodger B. and L. Winona Baker; his first wife Bette Jane Baker and sisters Donna Louise Alberson and Lola Marie Cizan.
A private graveside service will be held in Bethel Cemetery, Mt. Sterling with Reverend Gordon Ell officiating. Military honors will follow the service, provided by Madison Memorial Post #105, American Legion.
The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London, where online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.
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