Stephen “Steph” Wayne Baker, 44, died Saturday, Feb. 25 at his home in Morrison.
He had been employed with Bridgestone Tire, Inc. in Morrison for over 15 years. Steph Wayne, as most of his family and friends knew him, was a member of Local No. 1155 of the United Steel Workers of America in Morrison, and a member of First Baptist Church in Manchester.
He will be fondly remembered as one who loved cooking, traveling, especially in Paris, France and other European countries, reading and was in the process of writing a book. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, David Wayne Baker, who died in 2008.
He is survived by his parents, Joe and Brenda Baker Todd of Morrison; grandmother, Ruth Henley Baker of Hillsboro; aunt, Robin Baker Boyett and her husband Ronnie of Hillsboro and sons, Eric Boyett (Jamie) and children, Kaylyn and Collen of Hillsboro and David Boyett (Laura) and children, Chase and Amber of Hillsboro; brothers, Joseph Todd (Kelly) and son, Matthew of McMinnville, and Jason Todd (Melanie) and children, Drake and Cadi of McMinnville; special friend, Jon (Candy) Blankenship and children, Grant and Bella of McMinnville; a host of other relatives and friends.
Services were held Tuesday from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Dr. Brenton Cox officiating. Burial followed at Rutledge Hill Community Church Cemetery.
Central Funeral Home of Manchester, www.centralfuneralhome.com, is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Feb. 29, 2012