Tom Baker Passed Away(Includes Obituary)
Nov. 25, 2017

Article by Lynette Coil

It is with a heavy heart that we were notified by Danny Williams that Tom Baker of Baker's Beagles and member of Fort Wayne Beagle Club passed away yesterday, November 25, 2017.

Tom judged many license trials and has had to fight many health battles through the years.  Tom traveled all over, but lately you would see him not only in Indiana, but Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and he supported the federations when he was able.  Tom was a member of ABBA

There are many memories of Tom Baker through the years.  They will be cherished always and shared when we pass on the the stories/memories as we sit around and talk of times past.  Tom will forever be in our hearts and he will be smiling and laughing as we share those memorable moments we have of him.  Rest in Peace my Friend and the pain and suffering has come to pass.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends.


December 30, 1947 ~ November 25, 2017 (age 69)
Thomas A. Baker, 69, of Decatur, IN, passed away at his residence on Saturday, November 25, 2017. He was born on December 30, 1947, the son of the late Arthur A. and Agnes E. (Street) Baker. On August 23, 1969, he married Amanda S. Welker.
He was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. He worked as a self-employed painting contractor.
Tom above all loved his wife, kids, grandkids, parents, brothers and his sister. He cherished the time spent with his hunting buddies and the memories made on Dragon Lake. He truly loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, beagles, rabbits, I.U., the Cubs, and the beagle clubs.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Amanda S. Baker of Decatur; a son, Tommy Baker of Decatur; a daughter, Tonya (Mike) Hamilton of Decatur; 3 brothers, Don (Karen) Baker, Pat (Kathy) Baker, and John (Christie) Baker all of Decatur; grandchildren, Deondra (Zach) Birch, Samantha (Jimmy) Shaffer, William and Maxwell Hamilton, and Ashley and Jared Baker; great grandchildren, Draven Birch and Xander and Beckam Shaffer.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Debra A. (Baker) Carpenter on December 6, 2014.
Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
225 Adams St
Decatur, IN 46733Tel: 1-260-724-7167
A 1:00 p.m. Funeral Liturgy will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, with calling prior from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in the St. Mary's Parish Hall. Father Bob J. Lengerich will be officiating and burial will take place in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family

There's still time to send flowers to the Visitation at the Haggard Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on November 28, 2017.

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