Eugene Johnson Baker, of Lake Monticello, VA, died peacefully on Sunday, August 14, 2022, at the age of 87. He had lived a full and active life. Born on August 2, 1935, the son of Walter and Viola Johnson Baker of Four Oaks, NC. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Charlotte Cobb Baker; stepson, Andrew L. Frame (Elizabeth Herndon Frame) whom he called his children; four devoted cousins, Larry Williams (Sylvia), Rodney Williams (Carolyn), Mike Williams (Linda) and Andrew Williams (Pat) all of North Carolina; brother-in-law, George “Ty” Cobb (Barbara) of Lake Monticello, VA; many good friends from Fork Union Baptist Church; and neighbors and members of Gene’s previous churches. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Julian Baker and Donald Baker. Gene was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
After his graduation from Four Oaks High School, he graduated from Atlantic Christian College, now Barten College. He did his post graduate at Duke University and a 5-year term at Iliff School of Theology, a graduate Methodist Theological School in Denver, CO. Gene was the pastor of churches in Greene, Nelson and Albemarle Counties.
After retiring from the ministry, he went into the real estate business. He and his wife owner Baker and Baker Inc. Together, they later worked with several other real estate companies and retired in October 2000.
A special thanks to Judy, Doris, Sue, Cindy, Bill, Corvin, Brenda and Peggy for all of their many kindnesses.
Because of the wide spread of COVID-19, a private family service was held at Fork Union Memorial Cemetery.
Anthony Clore, Pastor of Fork Union Baptist Church officiated. Arrangements were handled by Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, VA.