RICHARD BAKER, 81,



Oneonta, died May 5, 2014, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War, retired from NASA as a test engineer, was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church where he served as organist, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Baker enjoyed playing golf and square dancing and was a member of the Alabama RV and Campers Association. Predeceasing him were parents Coleman and Lola Higginbotham Baker and twin brother Robert Baker.

Surviving are wife Katherine N. Baker; two sons and two daughters; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sons-in-law; one daughter-in-law.

John Hartsfield officiated the 11 a.m. service held May 8 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Burial was at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Huntsville. Lemley Funeral Home directed.