Stan Baker

Stan Baker, age 62, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014, at his home & family farm in Cadiz, KY.  Mr. Baker was a graduate of Western Kentucky university in Bowling Green, KY with a bachelor's of science degree in agriculture.  He was owner and operator of River Bend Farms in Trigg Co., KY where he was twice honored with WKDZ Trigg County Farmer of the Year . He participated in the Trigg Co. Relay for Life where River Bend Farms was a corporate sponsor for many years & was a member of the Kentucky Tractor Pulling Association where he pulled modified tractors. He was one of the founding member of local band The Amusement Company, vastly popular in West Ky in the 70's-80's. He was a member of Bethel Untied Methodist Church. He is survived by: Wife of 28 years - Mary Beth Baker, Cadiz, KY, Two Daughters- Alana Baker, Cadiz, KY & Leslie Baker, Cadiz, KY, Two Sisters- Joan White & husband, Cleland White III, Frankfort, KY & Jo Dawson &  husband, Jimmy Dawson, Calvert City, KY, Five Grandchildren- Vanessa Wright & husband, Zach, Lexington, KY, Audra Baker, Cadiz, KY, Kale Noel, Cadiz, KY, Kane Noel, Cadiz, KY & Jillian Noel, Cadiz, KY.  He was preceded in death by: Parents - Wesley  T  & Mary Frances Freeman Baker.   Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St. -P.O. Box 2050 Cadiz, KY 42211-031 in Cadiz, KY where the family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday, September 6, 2014.  Funeral  Service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at  2:00 PM Sunday, September 7, 2014 with the Reverend Kenny Rogers officiating.  Burial will follow at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Cadiz, KY.  Memorial Contributions can be made to:  Trigg County Relay for Life, 218 Canton Lakeshore Drive, Cadiz, KY 42211.

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Stan was the kind of man that men strive to be. He was a man of his word and honored everything he said. He will be sorely missed and the memories of his kindness and caring smile will live forever in our minds.

Often I have ended a work day driving westward on Hwy 272 to look out across River Bend Farms - what a tranquil view - but also aware of the hard work necessary to maintain such a legacy. Stan has departed too early, but he gave much to the community and his family. I think of Mr. Casey and his horses, Mary Fran greeting me at the bank, T. at the Cadiz Restaurant. And, the crazy hand built knee board that Howell still had when we married. Stan and he built it in high school painted with a peace sign. Fortunately, neither broke their neck being pulled behind a boat. Please call at anytime if you want any copies of the baby photos of Stan when Howell's mom was his baby sitter. Bless you in this time of loss. Geneva

I always enjoyed being around Stan Baker. Some of my earliest memories are playing with Stan. My mother was a babysitter for Stan. I can remember us as small children. We had a great time as kids. I stayed overnight at his house, and he stayed overnight at mine. We were both farm boys. I always enjoyed his parents and grandparents. Later on most summer weekends, we enjoyed the lake with his family at Devils Elbow on Lake Barkley. We double dated in high school. Once we had dates to see The Supremes at Murray State. A lot of us had good times at the dances where his band played. In our forties we played basketball together once a week. Stan was in good shape and had a good shot. Stan was always friendly and easy going during our basketball games. He was always willing to give good advise about farming. I miss him and I know that everyone else does too. Geneva and I ask his family to accept our sympathy.

We are very sorry for your loss.

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Stan's passing. Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and may the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.

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