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Phillip Paul Baker

[April 01, 2012]  LINCOLN -- Phillip Paul Baker, 90, of Lincoln, died Saturday, March 31, 2012, at 1:15 a.m. at Maple Ridge Care Centre.

(Below is a copy of the obituary from the funeral home.)


Lincoln-Phillip Paul Baker, age 90, of Lincoln, died at 1:15 A.M. on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Maple Ridge Care Center, Lincoln, Il.

Paul was born on August 13, 1921 in Atlanta, Il., the son of Emery and Pearl Fulk.

He was married to Opal Johnson on July 28, 1946 in Atlanta, Il.  She preceded him in death on April 15, 1997.  He was united in marriage to Lucille Whiteman on July 8, 2006.  They were divorced.  Paul is survived by three sons:  Terry (Sharon) Baker of Lincoln, Il., Gary (Judy) Baker of Sherman, Il., and Larry Baker  of Lincoln, Il., two daughters:  Phyllis (Dennis) Welch and Barb Pinkley both of Lincoln, Il., twelve grandchildren, fourteen and three step great grandchildren.

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He was the last of his immediate family.  Paul was preceded in death by his wife Opal, one son, Barry Wayne, four brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 P.M. on Tuesday April 3, 2012 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, Il. with Dustin Fulton officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Lincoln with full military rites accorded by American Legion Post #263, Lincoln, Il.  Memorials may be given to Jefferson St. Christian Church or to the American Cancer Society.

Paul was a member of Jefferson St. Christian Church in Lincoln.  He retired from Lincoln Container in Lincoln and was a door greeter for a number of years at Walmart in Lincoln, Il.  Paul was a decorated W.W. II army veteran and had received the purple heart.