Funeral services  for Joy Len (Barrett) Baker, 84, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at the Southwest Baptist Church of Ardmore with the Rev. Bruce Kirby officiating. Interment will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery in Ardmore. Services are under the care and direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.
Joy Len (Barrett) Baker was born Jan. 13, 1932, to the late Joe Benjamin Barrett and Mary Katherine Gilliland of Wilson. She departed this life on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at Ardmore.
Joy Len was raised in the Wilson area, residing some at Oil City and Ardmore. She attended grade school at Wheeler and was later a graduate of Wilson High School, class of 1950. Joy Len married Benny Donald Baker on Nov. 5, 1950, at the Wilson First Baptist Church. She worked along side her husband at their family business, Baker Electric, for many years while also being a devoted homemaker and housewife. Joy Len was always very involved in the civic activities in Wilson. She was a member of the Homemaker’s Club, served as an officer for the Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Wilson First Baptist Church, and most currently a member of the Southwest Baptist Church of Ardmore.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Benny Donald Baker on Oct. 8, 2013; sister, Lou Ellen Remilus; and brothers, Joe Ben Barrett, James Barrett and Jack Barrett.
Survivors include her children, Joy Don Baker of Watauga, Marcia Crosthwait and husband, Bobby of Ardmore, and Benny Baker and wife, Terry of Hernando, Fla.; grandchildren, Hope Hoffman and husband, Paul, Jade Baker, Chelsie Gabel and husband, Scott, Haley Schirmer and husband, Brandon, and Amy Clark and husband, Chris; great- grandchildren, Baxter Hoffman, Price Hoffman, Ella Hoffman, Easton Clark, Phoebe Schirmer, and two on the way; brothers, Jean Barrett of Stroud, Okla., and Jerry Barrett and wife, Dolores of Cherokee, Okla.; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Casket bearers will be Lyndal Hicks, Scott Gabel, Chris Clark, Stan Harris, Harold Buck and Jim Michael.
Honorary bearers are Jerry Barrett and Keith Barrett.
Family visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. today at the Alexander Funeral Home in Wilson.
Memorial donations may be made in honor of Joy Len at the AORN Foundation, Baker Family Research Endowment, at, to Southwest Baptist Church of Ardmore, to the First Baptist Church of Wilson, and also the Cross Timbers Hospice of Ardmore.
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