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Old family pic abt 1982Char & Paul 12-3-2017 #2Paul & Char at Ocracoke IslandFamily pic at David’s housePaul and brothers, Kermit, JIm and BillPaul and his bowling buddiesPaul going boogie boardingPaul in chairCarol’s pics 3Carol’s pics 5Paul with mask onPaul with USAF jacketPaul with camera

Paul Dean Baker


Paul Dean Baker, 87, a resident of Creedmoor passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh.

He was born October 18, 1933 in Lono, Arkansas to the late James Louis Baker and Eva Eason Baker. Paul was a member of Creedmoor United Methodist Church. He retired from the US Air Force as Senior Master Sergeant. Paul had another long career as a Golf Superintendent at N.C. State University Faculty Club and South Granville Country Club. He finished his long working career at Southern States in Creedmoor.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 61 years, Charlotte Baker of the home; two sons, Dusty Baker of Raleigh, David Baker (Gina) of Houston, Texas and a daughter, Darlene Baker of Chapel Hill; a brother, James Glendon Baker of Illinois; four grandchildren, Miranda Baker, Molly Baker, James Baker and Luke Baker; sister-in-law, Angie Baker of Illinois and special nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Kermit and Bill Baker.

A private graveside service with Military Honors will be held at Carolina Memorial Gardens.

A public viewing will be held Wednesday January 13, 2021 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to Creedmoor United Methodist Church, 214 Park Ave. Creedmoor, NC 27522.

Eakes Funeral Home will be following social distancing guidelines and ask that all in attendance to wear a mask or appropriate face covering.


  • Michael Turner Posted January 9, 2021 9:56 pm

    Charlotte, so sorry to hear about your loss of Paul. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Mike Turner

    • Charlotte Baker Posted January 17, 2021 1:26 am

      Thank you!

  • Pam Goss Street Posted January 10, 2021 2:45 am

    May your family have God’s peace that passes all understanding. Dad will miss his friend and former co-worker. With love, Wayne Goss and Pam Goss Street

    • Charlotte Baker Posted January 17, 2021 1:27 am

      Thank you, Pam.

  • Mildred Currin Goss Posted January 10, 2021 4:38 am

    Charlotte, I am so sorry for your loss. We all loved Paul. We will miss getting a big hug from him. We will be praying for you as you go through losing him. God be with you.

    • Charlotte Baker Posted January 17, 2021 1:28 am

      Thankyou, Mildred. He loved giving hugs!

  • Rita Tromans Posted January 10, 2021 4:47 pm

    Mike and I will always remember a uncle Paul as a man who lived God and family and loved his working career. His smile would light any room he entered. Prayers for our entire family as we celebrate his life.

    • Charlotte Baker Posted January 17, 2021 1:29 am

      Thank you, Rita!

  • Donna Roberson Posted January 10, 2021 5:19 pm

    Holding you all in prayer. Mr. Paul will be sorely missed.

    • Charlotte Baker Posted January 17, 2021 1:30 am

      Thank you, Donna!

  • Rex A Stainback Posted January 13, 2021 5:53 am

    Great person. Greater man. RIP Paul

    • Charlotte Baker Posted January 17, 2021 1:31 am

      Thankyou, Rex!

  • Bill Barnard Posted January 13, 2021 1:43 pm

    Thank you for your service to this country!! Very few men make it to the rank that you did. I am still amazed that you drove from Creedmor to bowl in Raleigh on Wednesday evenings. I’m glad you did. It was always fun and challenging to bowl against your team with Dusty!! Great way for father and son to be together. Wish I could visit you today, but this virus has all of us scared. Rest in peace!!

    • Charlotte Baker Posted January 17, 2021 1:34 am

      Thankyou, Bill, and we understand. Paul enjoyed being with his bowling buddies.

  • Alex Solomon-Romshe Posted January 13, 2021 5:17 pm

    So, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you, wishing you moments of peace and comfort during this difficult time.

    • Charlotte Baker Posted January 17, 2021 1:36 am

      Thank you, Alex, for your kind words!

  • cary howard glass Posted January 14, 2021 1:15 am

    Rest in peace my friend, You and Doc hit them straight.

    • Charlotte Baker Posted January 17, 2021 1:40 am

      Thank you “Howie!

  • Tony May Posted January 15, 2021 3:17 pm

    May God bless you, Charlotte, and the family. Thank you, Paul for so many things. You were more than a friend; you were a mentor and a father figure. I will not forget our great times bowling and on the golf course and especially the times you stayed late after bowling to talk to me when I so needed to confide in someone wiser than me.

  • Charlotte Baker Posted January 17, 2021 1:43 am

    Thank you Tony, for your thoughts and kind words.

  • Tommy Keith Posted January 18, 2021 3:49 am

    We have indeed lost a scholar and a great “gentleman”, so very sorry for your loss. They all should have been as good as Mr Paul.

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