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Obituary: Eugene “Gene” Norwood Baker 

Published January 13, 2016 at 8:56 p.m. | Updated September 6, 2019 at 11:18 a.m.

Eugene “Gene” Norwood Baker
  • Eugene “Gene” Norwood Baker

Eugene “Gene” Norwood Baker, age 78, died peacefully in Crossville, TN September 14, 2015.

Born July 14, 1936, in Morristown, Vermont, Gene lived in Barre, Vermont, until he retired from Spaulding High School. Upon retiring, Gene spent his summers in Crossville, TN and his winters in Port Richey, Florida.

Gene loved teaching, wheeling, dealing and dickering. His real passion was with cars. Gene bought and sold cars up until he passed in September. It was said that no matter where Gene went he always had a friend.

Gene leaves his soul mate Viola Laney; his sons John Baker and his wife Sarah Baker of Barre, Vermont; Timothy Baker and his wife Leslie Eaton Baker of Waterbury Center, Vermont; and his daughter Kimberly Baker of Montpelier, Vermont; grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A Memorial service and burial will be held in the spring.

This obituary was originally published on, which ceased operation in September 2019. The death notice is archived on this website with the permission of the publisher.
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