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Charlie Baker

Charlie Baker, age 60, of Mena, Arkansas died Monday, July 1, 2019 at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.  He was born on Monday, October 27, 1958 to Frank Raymond and Mary Louise McNicoll in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Charlie loved his family, his cows and mowing his yard every ten days. Charlie worked 23 years at U.S. Motors and then started a new career as a Polk County Deputy Sheriff for the last 18 years.  He enjoyed deer hunting, going fishing and playing with his grand babies.  Charlie enjoyed the outdoors and loved his family. Charlie was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his son, Jason Baker and father in law, Chuck Owens.

Charlie is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sherry Baker of Mena; two daughters and sons in law, Betsy and Brandon Busch of Mena and Carrie and Anthony Hall of Gravette, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Bailey Heald of Mena, Bevin Busch of Mena and Arnold Hall of Gravette; his step mother, Ruth Baker of Bismarck, Arkansas; three sisters, Donna Boone of Glenmora, Louisiana, Theresa Mooney of Cabot, Arkansas and Shryl Baker of Bismarck, Arkansas; his mother in law, Betty Owens of Mena; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service was Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church in Mena with Brother Russell Threet and Brother Roy Conatser officiating.  Interment followed at the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.  Visitation was Friday, July 5, 2019 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena.

Pallbearers were Todd Hansard, Josh McNicoll, Richie Peebles, Bruce Burtness, Eddie Kennedy and Gary Threlkeld.  Honorary Pallbearers will be the Polk County Sheriff Deputies and Retirees.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Charlie Baker Polk County Sheriff Memorial Fund C/O Union Bank, P.O. Box 898, Mena, Arkansas 71953.

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