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Willard Linton "Granda" Baker

August 31, 1931 — February 23, 2021

Willard Linton “Granda” Baker, of Covington, passed away February 23, 2021, at the age of 89. He was a proud patriot, serving in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1953-1955, and the Georgia National Guard. An attendee of Tech High School in Atlanta, Mr. Baker was a devout Christian, and a member of the Ousley United Methodist Church in Lithonia, and with his wife, started the Pioneer Sunday School, of which they were members for over 50 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, James Leo and Ethleen Baker; and brothers, James Baker and Douglas Baker.

His memory will be cherished dearly by his loving wife of 68 years, Myra Baker; sons and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Janet Baker, of Covington, Kendall Baker, of Covington; granddaughters, Cady Jordan and husband, Daniel Jordan, Callie Baker; brother, Gene Baker, of Cedartown; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service for Mr. Baker will be held Saturday, February 27, 2021, 10:00 A.M., at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Mr. Kevin Baker and Mr. Butch Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Lawnwood Memorial Park. In Lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston or a charity of your choice.

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home and Dogwood Hill Crematory - Access Road Location

1215 Access Road, Covington, GA 30014

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