Rick Baker Obituary: Rick Lynd Baker, 68, passed on calmly at his home in Decatur, GA. on May 12, 2020, with the adoring family next to him. Conceived Nov. 9, 1951, in Akron, OH, Rick was the second of four children destined to Harold and Wanda (Lind) Baker, owners of “Bread cook’s Acres”, a well-known swim park turned 18 opening green in Tallmadge, Ohio. Rick went to Kent State University High School, swimming seriously for the “Legislators”. He went to Ohio University on an athletic grant, lettering in swimming each of the four years, while likewise a functioning individual from the Sigma Chi organization.
He moved on from O.U. in 1974 with a B.S. in Marketing, from there on setting out on a lifetime profession in the truck deals/renting industry, beginning at Penske, where he immediately rose to the head of the business stepping stool and resigning from National Lease as a National Account Executive. Rick kept on swimming into his adulthood, contending in “Experts” associations, and he delighted in chipping in as a sideline judge for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. He claimed and self-guided a few private speculation properties, beginning this endeavor at an early age in an organization with his siblings. Rick had an inflexible hard-working attitude and a dynamic however delicate character that served him well all through as long as he can remember, both actually and expertly.
Rick was determined to have a late-stage pancreatic malignancy in April 2020. In the days paving the way to his passing, he got an overflowing of treasured letters from companions and associates, from each phase of his life, all affectionately considering the effect he had made on every last one of them. A typical topic was his benevolence, dependability, determination, and the important mentorship he gave. This overflowing of help presented to Rick a sense of satisfaction and solace in his last days for which his whole family will always be thankful.
Rick was gone before in death by his dad, Harold, and is made due by his worshiping Mother, Wanda. He deserts a shattered spouse, Megan (Brettell) Baker, whom he wedded on June 27, 2015; just as two youngsters from a past marriage, Patrick Baker of Norfolk, VA, and Jaclyn Baker of Denver, Colorado. Rick is likewise made due by a step-little girl, Samantha Pagley; three grandkids, Andrew, Olivia, and Royal; and the entirety of his siblings, Rand, Robert, and Ronald.
He likewise abandons three nephews, Zachary, Matthew, and Ryan Baker, every one of whom has only affectionate recollections of their uncle Rick. A remembrance observing Rick’s life will be declared sometime in the not too distant future, to occur at Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home,