Last Updated on December 22, 2022 by Fisher Funeral Chapel
Luther George “Luke” Baker, III, Logansport, age 55, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Sunday, December 18, 2022.
Born August 23, 1967, he was the son of the late Luther George Baker and Josephine (Osborn) Baker.
On May 16, 1992, at the Spencer Park gazebo, he was married to the love of his life, Rachel (Stafford) Baker, who survives. They were able to share their love with each other for 34 years.
Luke attended Logansport High School. He then went on to start his own business, Twin Timbers Tree Trimmers, where he carried on the family business of doing what his daddy had done.
Always wearing a smile, Luke was the kind of guy who would take the time to catch up with people no matter where he was or if he was in a rush. Even while driving down the road, Luke would smile, wave, and toot his horn as you passed by his car – if he had forgotten your name (or more likely couldn’t think of it quick enough) he’d just holler, “Hey, Charlie!”. Luke loved with his whole heart. He had a way of talking to anyone about literally anything for hours and he never knew a stranger. He was so strong but gentle, like a teddy bear, and gave the best “dad/papaw hugs”. He loved his family with everything in him and he was the most amazing husband, dad, and papaw. If you ever felt his love, you know just how special it truly was. His love was selfless, and he would have done anything for anyone.
In earlier years Luke had attended the Refuge Worship Center. One of his favorite pastimes was playing BINGO with his wife. They would go all over the area – finding Bingo games that offered a way to have fun and interact with others; while, in most cases, he was just contributing to a good cause. He also enjoyed fishing, riding jet-skis, camping, and anything that involved spending time with his family.
Surviving with his wife, Rachel, are six children, Nichole (Reed) Spencer, Amber Cosgray-Murray, Brandon (Candice) Hines, Clinton Baker, Emily Baker (Charlie Boles), and Travis (Megan) Clark; grandsons, Cameron Wilson, Landon Wilson, Alijah Smith, Deason Murray, Noah Hines, Carson Baker, Gavin Baker, Fisher Clark, and Conner Clark; granddaughters, Peyton Wilson, Olivia Spencer, Isabella Cosgray, Madelyn Hines, Audrey “Laney” Boles, and Avery Boles. He is also survived by one brother, Lester “Junior” Hoover II; and sisters, Doris (Mike) Wolf, Barbara Waddups, Diana Smith, and Karen (John) Smith. And with a name like Baker, Luke’s family ties were far-reaching with nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family everywhere.
He enjoyed many friendships over the years and loved each one of you, but his longest and closest relationship was his childhood buddy, Mike Tribbett, who remained by his side through all the ups and downs of life.
The title of “Papaw” was the greatest honor ever bestowed upon him. You made his world glow brighter. His face lit up when he saw one of you. If he could have given you the world, he would have! The big kid in him was looking forward to growing up with all of you and he loved each of you so much: Cameron, Landon, Peyton, Olivia, Alijah, Isabella, Deason, Noah, Madelyn, Carson, Gavin, Laney, Avery, Fisher, and Conner. He was born to be a grandfather. It came so naturally to him. He was proud of all of you and will continue to watch over you as you grow.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Amanda Hartman and Shirley Williams.
A visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 27 in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
A funeral service celebrating Luke’s life will follow at 2 p.m.
After the funeral, you may join the funeral procession as we travel to Mount Hope Cemetery, where Luke will be laid to rest.
You may share memories and offer condolences on Luke’s Tribute Wall at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Luke’s Tribute Fund at the top of this page. Donations will go towards the purchase of a cemetery monument for him.