Victor A Baker (Andy), 69, of Alexander County joined his Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
Born in Catawaba County to the late Paul and Nancy Baker, Andy was a life long resident of Alexander County.
After serving in the Army during the Vietnam war, Andy went into the construction business. In the early seventies Andy started his own business, Midway Construction.
He built and remodeled hundreds of homes and businesses in Alexander, Catawaba, and Watagua counties. He was a hard working, focused, hands on man.
Andy was a compassionate man who loved to help people and give of himself. He participated in many missionary trips to Africa, Guatemala, Honduras and the Ukraine. On these trips, he did whatever needed to be done from replacing roofs, pouring concrete, sweeping, cooking, or donating money. During these trips, Andy loved to share and spread the word of God.
Andy loved being outside and was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing whenever possible.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Penny Riggan and brother Bruce Baker.
He is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart of 52 years, Shirley, his son Vic, a brother George (Vickie) Baker, a sister, Debi (Mike) Risley, close family Betty, Hugh, and Mike Sherrill, Steve Cook, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
Pastor Jerome Walker will officiate, the funeral services to be held at Smyrna Baptist Church in Taylorsville Tuesday, October 3rd. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:30pm until 2:45pm. Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm, with the burial to follow in the church cemetery with military honors.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658.
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From the first moment we met Andy we knew he was a special man. He made us all feel loved and special. His and Mrs. Shirley's hospitality were beyond compare. We will never forget our time spent out in his boat under the lighthouse catching our supper! A great man of God that will surely be missed by all.
Keith and Angela Schronce - Claremont, NC
Shirley and Family.
Andy was a great man and friend to me and all who knew him.
We will miss him and his kind soul.
May God give you peace at this time .
Rudy Snow -
We admired and loved Andy and Shirley so very much. You were wonderful neighbors who became close and dear friends. It will be a short season before we will see Andy once again.
Eternally, Lloyd and Lillian
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