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Terry L. Baker

July 21, 1951 — January 17, 2024


Terry Lee Baker, 72, of Springport, passed away on January 17, 2024 at his home. He was born on July 21, 1951 to Larry and Marjorie (Shotts) Baker in Indianapolis, IN. He married Kathleen D. Mulligan on July 25, 1970 in Michigan City, IN. Terry received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tri-State College Angola, IN. He worked for Hayes Albion in Albion, MI for 22 years as the engineering manager, then for Texas Foundry where he worked in maintenance engineering management and East Jordon Iron Works in Ardmore, OK as an engineering manager. He then returned to Michigan where he worked at Veolia Water as a Maintenance Lead. After retiring, Terry enjoyed construction work with Jennings Construction for several years. Terry enjoyed building and remodeling classic cars, especially Mustangs and Model A’s. He belonged to the Sunset Cruiser’s Car Club in Battle Creek, and he was also on their Board of Directors. 


Terry is survived by his children, Anthony (Melissa) Baker of Rives Junction, MI, Beth Prater of Battle Creek, MI, Debra (Jason) Gray of Mason, MI; grandchildren, Keygan (Hillary) Baker, Devin Baker, Cheyenne (Alex) Leigh, Tyler Prater, Tahtiana Davis, Tayzia Gomez, Josh Pena, Levi Gray, Jacob Gray; great grandchildren, Ryker & Braxton Leigh; brothers and sisters, Charles (Martha) Baker of Marshall, MI, Ross (Laura) Baker of Tualatin, OR, Lorry (Ron) Klinger of Cadillac, Linda (Keith) Miller of South Carolina and special friend, Kathy Baker of Springport, MI. 


He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dale Baker and sister, Jayellyn Johnson.


Terry’s family will receive friends on Saturday, May 11, 2024 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm for a memorial service at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 723 US Hwy 27 N, Marshall, MI.


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