BAKER, Ralph R., 83, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2012, in the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, WV.
Mr. Baker was born in Wheeling, WV on November 19, 1928, the son of the late Joseph and Myrtle Brock Baker.
Ralph was a retired Painter for West Liberty University, a member of Hope United Methodist Church, Wheeling, and an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and WVU Mountaineers fan.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his son, Ralph Robert Baker, two brothers and five sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Greta Whitehouse Baker of 65 years, five children, Mary Jo Fish of Dubois, PA, Libby Hoskins of Colerain, OH, Sandy Holcomb of Suffolk, VA, Bonnie Ebert and her husband Gary of Wheeling, WV and Larry Baker and his wife Loretta also of Wheeling, WV, 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Kepner Funeral Home, 36th and Jacob Street, South Wheeling where services will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at 2 p.m. with the Pastor April Forkey officiating. Interment Mt. Zion Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Hope United Methodist Church, 99 Valley Blvd, Wheeling, WV 26003.
Personal condolences can be expressed at www.kepnerfuneral.com.