Obituaries
 
Darrel Baker, 73, of Knifley, KY died Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at his residence. 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. 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. Darrel was also a former school bus driver for Adair County Schools. He enjoyed car racing and University of Kentucky sports.   
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Gayla Neat Baker
2 daughters: Beverly Goodin (Ron) of Campbellsville, KY; Pam Morgan (Michael Tucker) of Glasgow, KY
2 grandchildren: Emily Baker-King and Samuel “Pudge” Morgan (Hannah Goodson)
1 step-grandchild: Britney Tucker (Jody Stapleton)
2 step-great grandchildren: Brentlee and Kason Stapleton
2 brothers: Tony Baker (Betty) of Shively, KY; Jimmy Dale Baker (Alice) of Columbia, KY
Several nieces and nephews
 
Visitation: Saturday from 10:00am-2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home. Masonic Services will be at 2:00pmCT by Casey Creek Masonic Lodge #536 with cremation to follow the masonic service.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Hope Cemetery Fund which can be left at the funeral home.
 
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.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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