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David Arthur Baker Sr.

Apr 3, 1945 - Sep 29, 2017

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Lincoln - David Arthur Baker, Sr., 72, went to be with the Lord on September 29, 2017, surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with Diabetes. He was born in Island Falls, Maine, on April 3, 1945, the oldest of eight children of Donald Baker, Sr., and Ruth (Hunter) Baker. He was a graduate of Winterport High School, class of 1963.
David served in the US Navy as an Engineman. Following his service in the Armed Forces, David became a "jack of all trades", but took the greatest pride in his role as a police officer with the Town of Lincoln.
David was a devout member of St. Mary-of-Lourdes of Lincoln. He was also a proud member of the American Legion Post 77 in Lincoln and he belonged to several Granges around the state. David was a friend to all. His kindness and generosity will forever live in the hearts of all who knew him. Some of David's fondest memories were with the time he spent with his family at camp. He thoroughly enjoyed time spent around the campfire and riding on the side by side.
David is survived by two daughters, Michelle Blood and her partner, Dale Pendleton, of Searsmont, and Lisa Chandler and her husband, Dayne; two sons, David Baker, Jr. and Tim Baker and his fiancée, Susan Pinkham, all of Lincoln; nine grandchildren, Nick Faulkingham, Emily Blood, Josh Chandler, Kayla Baker, Serena Harriman and Shawn, Jeff Pinkham and Kim, Andy Pinkham and Melissa, Hannah Baker, and Jayde Wilson. He leaves behind six great-grandchildren as well. He is also survived by his siblings, Diana Vevang of Lawrenceville, GA, Donita and Larry Myrick of Covington, GA, Donnie and Dot Baker of Orland, Doug and Patty Baker of Bangor, Dwayne and Diane Baker of Winterport, Danny and Rhoda Baker of Fruita, CO, and Debbie Havel and Errol Strout of Bucksport. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews and the mothers of his children, Irene (Thibodeau) Blood and Katherine (Rice) Baker.
A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, October 3 at 11 a.m. at the American Legion Post 77, Fleming St., Lincoln. Condolences may be expressed at clayfuneralhome.com.
Published on  October 2, 2017
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