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Alger "Skip" Baker

September 7, 1947 ~ October 11, 2020 (age 73)

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Alger “Skip” Baker 73 of Horsepen went to be with the Lord Sunday, October 11, 2020 at his residence.

Alger was born September 7th 1947 and raised in Morrisville, Vermont.   He was the son of the late Alger R. Baker and Yvonne (Chartier) Baker.

Skip worked in the construction industry, until he went to serve his country in the Vietnam War. Alger served two tours with the United States Army during which he earned a Bronze Star.

Following Vietnam, Skip returned home and was looking for work when a friend from the service helped him secure a job constructing R.D Bailey Dam near Gilbert, WV.  After relocating to West Virginia, Alger met and married the love of his life, Deborah Blevins.  Alger retired from the mining industry from Hobet after 41 years as a coal miner.

Alger was a devoted husband, son, brother and the proudest grandfather in the world. Those left to love and cherish his memory and mourn his loss are his wife of 39 years: Deborah (Blevins) Baker, of Horsepen; daughter: Necole (Jay) Lester of Gilbert; grandsons: Cameron Jay Lester, Kaden Brodie Lester and Jayce Tyler Lester of Gilbert. sisters: Jackaline Baker Swett of Barton Vermont and June Baker Cleveland of Albany, Vermont; brother: Joseph Chartier of Orleans, Vermont; father-in-law: Curtis W. Blevins of Wharncliffe; Chet Mudd of Charleston, WV who was like a son to him; Christine Hatfield Workman of Chapmanville, WV, Kathryn (Frank) Shupe of Charlotte NC, and Louise (Bob) Lieberum of Portland Maine, who were like Daughters to him.  Skip also leaves behind a host of other dear relatives and friends.

Burial will follow a private service at the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery at Dunbar, WV.

His wonderful smile and gentle heart will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to have known and loved him.

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Graveside Service
October 16, 2020

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Donel C. Kinnard State Veterans Cemetery
130 Academy Drive
Dunbar, WV 25064

Private Services

Mounts Funeral Home Chapel
Mounts Funeral Home, 253 4th Av.
Gilbert, WV 25621

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