David Baker

Godfrey | Saturday, October 17 2020 |

David J. Baker, age 58, of Godfrey, passed away Friday, October 17, 2020, at his home.

He was born August 30, 1962 in Charleston, SC, the son of Kenneth White and Pearl Agnes (Vanase) Baker.

David graduated from Central HS in Camp Point, IL. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, camping, and riding motorcycles. David was a member of Ducks Unlimited and American Wild Turkey Federation. He was a lifetime member of the NRA. David directed Alton Mental Health for sixteen years and served on the Madison County Mental Health Board. He donated time to the Eagle Scout Troop 42 as well as being a member of the Nursing Honor Society and Sigma Theta. David was also a member of the Human Rights Authority for six years and was affiliated with the Kettler Center Psychiatric Unit. He ran the Psych unit at St. Mary’s in East St. Louis. David was a member of the Bush Pilots for 7 years.

David is survived by his son: Kenneth Lloyd Baker of Collinsville, brother; Sanford Vernon Baker; his ex-wife, and mother of his child, Beth A. Baker; his significant other, Melissa Martin; her children, Alivia Shae and Amelia Shae; his friends, William Edwards of Highland, William Ogle of Collinsville, Renny Hagen of Jerseyville, and Lloyd Hewes of Jerseyville.

He is preceded in death by his parents and grandparents; Florence and Sanford Baker and Charles and Amelia Vanase.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey, Illinois.

A service will be held Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 10:00 am with Pastor Sherman Smith officiating.

Burial will follow at Hunnewell Cemetery in Hennewell, MO.

Online condolences and guest book can be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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