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Darrel Wayne Baker, 73, Knifley, KY (1947-2021)

Darrel Wayne Baker of Knifley passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at his residence. He was 73 years old.

Visitation will be on Saturday from 10amCT until 2pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY.

Masonic Services will be held at 2pmCT on Saturday by the Casey Creek Masonic Lodge #536, with cremation to follow the masonic service.

For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.

Born in Columbia, KY he was the son of the late Bill Mac and Sylvia Inez McGinnis Baker.

Darrel attended the Knifley Brethren in Christ Church and was the former owner and operator of Baker's Grocery in Knifley, KY for 32 years and a former school bus driver for Adair County Schools. He was a member of the Knifley Area Volunteer Fire Department and a dual member of Casey Creek Masonic Lodge #536 and Shively Masonic Lodge #951. He enjoyed car racing and University of Kentucky sports.

He is survived by his wife Gayla Neat Baker; two daughters Beverly Goodin (Ron) of Campbellsville, KY and Pam Morgan (Michael Tucker) of Glasgow, KY; two grandchildren Emily Baker-King and Samuel "Pudge" Morgan (Hannah Goodson); a step-grandchild Britney Tucker (Jody Stapleton); two step-great grandchildren Brentlee and Kason Stapleton; two brothers Tony Baker (Betty) of Shively, KY and Jimmy Dale Baker (Alice) of Columbia and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Barbara Chan Scott.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the New Hope Cemetery Fund which can be left at the funeral home.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Darrel Wayne Baker, 73, Knifley, KY (1947-2021)

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