Royal Ottiest Baker

Royal Ottiest Baker

CAMILLA - Royal Ottiest Baker, 89, of Camilla, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at his home.

Funeral services will be 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 25 at Camilla United Methodist Church with private graveside services. Rev. Ken Myers will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Timothy Jay Williams, Milan Cole Williams, Royal Ottiest Baker, III, William Barrett Baker, David Alan Willingham, Carroll Foister, Jr., and Carson Jay Williams.

Born October 31, 1924 in Colquitt County, Mr. Baker was the son of the late Charlie Luther Baker and Martha Jane Eure Baker. He was preceded in death by siblings, Eula Mae McCorvey, Mary Melton, Lillie Belle Spinks, Colette McBee, Tom Baker, and Jack Baker. Mr. Baker was a veteran of WWII, where he was a paratrooper at Fort Benning, GA and he was a member of the United States Merchant Marines.He was a farmer and retired postal serviceemployee with 31 years of service.Mr. Baker was inducted into the Mitchell County Sports Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in football, basketball, and baseball. He played both semiprofessional and professional baseball. He was a member of the Camilla United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Vivian Hilliard Baker of Camilla; one son, Royal Ottiest Baker, Jr. and wife, Melissa Conner Baker, of Thomasville; one daughter, Martha Jane Baker Warren and husband, Victor Warren, of Camilla; a brother, Charlie Rudolph Baker and wife, Ann, of Apopka, FL; six grandchildren, Royal Ottiest Baker, III and wife, Marjorie Pomeroy Baker, Mary Alexandra Baker, Madelynn Anne Baker, William Barrett Baker, Vivian Kate Adams Williams and husband, Timothy Jay Williams, and Leah Jane Adams; three great grandchildren, Milan Cole Williams, Kamryn Kate Williams, and Carson Jay Williams.

Visitation will be from 3 – 4 p.m. Friday, one hour prior to services, at the church.

Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Parker Bramlett Funeral Home

Camilla 229/336-5111