PINEWOOD - Thomas Daniel Baker, 88, widower of Thelma Johnson Baker, died on Friday, May 8, 2020.

Born in Rembert, he was the youngest son of the late Frank and May Hatfield Baker. He was the last surviving child of 14 siblings. Mr. Baker was a member of Pinewood Baptist Church, the Pinewood Lions Club and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a retired salesman.

Surviving are two daughters, Gayle Baker and Debra Wilkinson (Paul); one grandson, Thomas Wilkinson (Lucy); three great-grandchildren, Maclaren, Owen and Bear Wilkinson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private graveside services will be held at Pinewood Cemetery with the Rev. Benny Barwick officiating.

The family would like to express their gratitude for the caring and compassionate love received from the staff at Windsor Manor Nursing Facility and McLeod Health Clarendon.

Memorials may be made to Pinewood Baptist Church, P. O. Box 176, Pinewood, SC 29125 or to United Way of the Midlands, 1818 Blanding St., Columbia, SC 29201.

Online condolences may be sent to

Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 775-9386.