Mr. Archie “Wayne” Baker, 63, of Burlington, NC, passed away on Saturday may 11, 2019 at his residence. A native of Alamance County, NC, he was the son of the late Cecil William Baker and Mary Jo Goodson Baker Hall. Wayne was a proud veteran of the US ARMY service in the 82nd Airborne Rangers. He was an avid Harley Davidson Motorcyclist and he was always first in line to do a benefit ride for others in need of help and love. Wayne had also done benefit rides for other veterans, cancer fundraisers, and Humane Society organizations. Wayne had worked with the Times News with 16 years of service and he enjoyed fishing with his friends and family. Wayne loved many things in life but nothing was more special to him than his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Marsha Davis Baker, of the home; daughters, Kelli Gilley and husband Shane, of Graham, Candace Baker and Fiancé Benny Sharpe, of Durham, and Amanda Lucas, of Snow Camp; his sons, Thomas Baker and wife Jamie, of Mebane and Stephen Baker and wife Amanda, of Graham; grandchildren, Starr Gilley, Austin Gilley, Shea Sharpe, Morgan Sharpe, A’Mya Atwater, Bryanna Lucas, Treygan Lucas, Taylor Evans, Dylan Baker, Tolan Baker, and Presley Baker; a great grandchild, Isaiah Evans; step father, Roy Thomas Hall, of Mebane; sisters, Debra Baker Perry and husband Keith, of Burlington, Linda Hall Haith, of Burlington, Faith Hall Welch and husband Phillip, of Haw River, and Dawn Hall Kirkpatrick and husband Mike, of Mebane; a special Aunt, Mae Suggs, of Mebane and many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ariel Goodson, John and Irene Baker. A funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM on Thursday May 16, 2019 at the Burlington Assembly of God with the Pastors Howard Thompson and Bryan Rainbow officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 pm on Wednesday May 15, 2019 at McClure Funeral Service in Graham and other times at the residence of his sister Debra Perry. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Little Pink Houses of Hope at 2442 Tribek Ct, Burlington, NC 27215 or to the Humane Society of Alamance County at 2444 Tribek Ct, Burlington, NC 27215. Condolences may be offered at www.mcclurefuneralservice.net
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