Obituary: David Richard Charles Baker, 84

by | Sep 2, 2023

Quahogger, outdoorsman, dog lover

David Richard Charles Baker, 84, passed away on Aug. 31. He was the husband of Nancy M. (Thacker) Baker. Born in South Kingstown he was a son of the late David S. and Doris R. (Olson) Baker. 

David was a self-employed quahogger and had also worked as a stone mason and finish boat carpenter. He was a lifelong artist and a United States Marine Corps veteran. 

He was an all-around outdoorsman and was quite the character. David never met a dog he didn’t love. 

Besides his wife, he is survived by three children: Allison, Jamie and David and a sister Betty Baker. 

Calling Hours will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hill Funeral Home, 822 Main St., East Greenwich. His funeral service will be held Friday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m. in the Hill Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will be in the R.I. Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Rhode Home Rescue

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Posted 9/2/23


  1. Donna Rice

    Betty and Nancy;
    I am so sorry to learn of David’s passing.
    We always had a lot of laughs together.
    I am sure he and Cliff and Bob will have a lot more together when they meet again.
    Donna Wilson Rice

  2. bruce

    Knew Dave Baker all my life. A rough and tough fullback on Avenger and Townie teams, was softened by his talents as an artist and craftsman.
    He was the model for Hawkman in a few of my stories and also in the Hawkman quotes.
    He , as FunnaHead, along with Bob D. (The Magic Wand) also graced a few more stories about ”Haugger high school football.
    They paved the way for my adventures in the Marine Corps.
    Donna is right. He and Bob and Cliff(Strunge) will be yukking it up up there and paving the way for the rest of us when we join them on that Golden Path.
    Rest in Peace, DRCB.


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