William Hardin Baker, 83, of McMinnville died Tuesday, May 12 at NHC Health Care in McMinnville. He was born Nov. 17, 1931 in Spencer and was the retired fire chief of the McMinnville City Fire Department, was involved in the organization of the Collins River Volunteer Fire Department, and formerly served on the fire department at AEDC in Tullahoma in a career as a fireman that span over 40 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Spencer, served his country as a corporal with the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and was preceded in death by parents Clyde and Edith Baker, wife Frances Rhea Baker, and an infant sister.Survivors include his children Sandra (Robert) Adams and Joe (Kelly) Baker; grandchildren, Garrett Adams, Brenna Adams, Jathan Baker, and Kloey Baker; sisters, Evelyn (George) Logan and Clydene (Bob) Rosenthal, and brothers, Robert (Phyllis) Baker and Edwin (Barbara) Baker; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joyce and H.B. Scott.
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