Born in Laurens County, he was a son of the late Johnny Franklin and Carrie M. Baker.
He is survived by three sons, Antonio Baker of New York, Thomas A. Baker of Fountain Inn and Michael Tucker; five daughters, Sara Gray of Greenville, Shanita (Chris) Johnson and Fran Woodruff of Laurens, Janell Goggins of Virginia Beach, VA, and Sheryll Jones of Lawrenceville, GA; one brother, Gene Franklin; two sisters, Patricia an Alberta; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens.
The family is at the home of a daughter, Sara Gray, 740 Woodruff Road, Apt. #2203, Greenville.