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Earl Dee Baker

Earl D. Baker, 84, business owner and entrepreneur of Searcy, died Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at U.A.M.S. in Little Rock.

He was born March 14, 1928 in Searcy, an only child, to the late Elmer and Estella Martindale Baker.

Mr. Baker began his life as an entrepreneur with Baker's Family Shoe Store on the town square in Searcy. After the inspiration of his uncles, Herman and Trumann Baker and cousin Wallace Baker, he opened his used car dealership, Earl Baker Motor Company. In addition to his successful endeavors as a self employed business man, Mr. Baker cherished his time with his family and friends, and was quite involved with arranging the annual family reunions.

He leaves to cherish his memory one son, Wesley Fulks and wife Kelly of Searcy; one grandson, Kyler Fulks also of Searcy; numerous cousins and many great friends.

The family will receive relatives and friends 6-8 p.m. Friday, January 18 at Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 O'clock p.m. Saturday, January 19 at Valley Baptist Church in Searcy. Interment will follow in the Baker family plot at Honey Hill Cemetery under the direction of Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.

Condolences may be left at www.SearcyMcEuenFuneralHome.com

  • Visitation

    January 18, 2013
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

  • Funeral Service

    January 19, 2013
    3:00 PM

    Valley Baptist Church

    Searcy, AR

  • Interment

    Honey Hill Cemetery

    Searcy, AR

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I Want To Say I Was Very Sad To Hear About The Passing Of A Great Man Earl Dee Baker. Wesley & Family May God Be With Each And Everyone Of The Family During These Sad Times. He Was A Super Nice Man & Would Do Anything To Help Someone. He Will Never Be Forgotten. God Bless You All. R.I.P. Earl Dee.

Posted by Stan Turley - Searcy, AR - Friend   January 22, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

It Was Very Sad To Hear Of The Passing Of A Great Man & A Very Dear Friend Earl Dee Baker. I Bought My First New Vehicle From Him A 1965 Chevrolet Truck. I Bought Many Vehicles From Him Thru Out The Years. He Will Be Greatly Missed By All. May God Be With All Of His Family During These Sad Times.

Posted by Dale Turley - Searcy, AR - Friend   January 22, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Wesley so sorry to hear about your Dad.Mr.Baker was a true southern Gentalman.Mr.Baker will be missed by many .may he rest in peace knowing him was a real pleasure.

Posted by Dennis Hughes - Griffithville, AR - friend   January 19, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our prayers are with the family. Earl was a good man and will be remembered well.

Posted by Steve and Lisa Brown - Kensett, AR - Friend   January 19, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I cannot begin to express my gratitude for all the wonderful things Earl did for my family during his life. Probably the greatest of all was his relationship with my mother, Gereda. He was like a second son to her. He always looked out for her and helped her in many, many ways she never even knew about. When she had to be moved into a nursing home, Earl was the only person to visit her every day. He never stopped caring for her as long as she lived. He will always be remembered as one of the kindest and most thoughtful people I have ever had the pleasure to know. May he rest in eternal peace, and the kindness he showed to others be returned to him 100 fold.

John Greer

Posted by John Greer - Rancho Mirage, CA - cousin   January 18, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Such a dear - special friend I will always cherish. I will miss his shining smile - always happy attitude - and his "hugs"!!

Posted by Joni Russell - Branson, MO - friend   January 18, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I'm truly sorry for the loss of your love done, I've only met him a few times, but he seemed to a sweet kind person. I know he will be missed.

Posted by Travis - Searcy, AR - Friend   January 17, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Wesley, Kelly, and Kyler
I am sorry for your loss. My prayers will be with you all during this time. Earl Dee was a very special man. He was always so nice and friendly to me.

My best memory of Earl Dee was when I found a little red Nova on his lot that I just could not live without! My dad also sold cars but the one I wanted was on Earl Dee's lot. I begged my father for the Nova and we went to look at it. Earl Dee laughed with dad about him having to buy a car from down the street. It didn't take but a few minutes for dad to pay for it and me to drive away a very happy and excited young teenager. Dad and Earl Dee made a very lasting impression on me. It showed me that my dad loved me so much and it showed me how people who live and work in the same town, work in unity. Searcy has been blessed to know Earl Dee and have him help so many families with their vehicle needs. He will be missed by me!
Peggy Hughes

Posted by Peggy Hughes - Searcy, AR - friend   January 17, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I am so thankful that we have been able to visit with Earl Dee more often during the last year and a half and go with him to eat lunch at his favorite cafe in Kensett. Everyone there knew and loved him very much. He has always loved his extended family and was a wonderful support to his aunts when they needed him. We will miss him.

Posted by Cheryl Beaty - Conway,, AR - Cousin (Second)   January 17, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Will miss a good friend. May you RIP.

Posted by Linda Thornton - Friend   January 17, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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