Gregory Morrison Baker

Born: 12/21/1954 Passed:

Gregory Morrison Baker

December 21, 1954 – April 12, 2020

Served in the United States Navy as an Electrician’s Mate 1st Class, U.S. Navy Submarine Service, Charleston, SC from 1974-1980 and received a B.S. in Civil Engineering, magna cum laude in 1994, from The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

In lieu of the Pandemic concerns currently facing our country, a Memorial/Celebration of life will be scheduled for a later date.  Interment will be in the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella, California.  Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at

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2 Tributes to Gregory Morrison Baker

  1. Don Ratliff says:

    To all of Greg’s family, I’ll share some memories at a later date, but for now, wanted to offer my sincere condolences for the loss of such a special person. I have so many fond memories of being with Greg, even though it was for such a short time. You are all in my thoughts so much lately. Please take care of yourselves.

    I served with Greg in the Navy, was a roommate in Charleston area for some time of Greg’s and kept in touch over the years.

    Best Regards, Don

  2. Don Ratliff says:

    I served with Greg on the USS John Adams. I met not only a wonderful shipmate but a wonderful friend, turns out a friend for life.
    I think of memories of so many things that Greg and I did together. Greg and I were roommates in Charleston SC for a while and I always
    remember how a bunch of us sang Happy Birthday to Greg’s mom over the phone ( she lived in California ). Anytime after that when Greg’s mom
    would call and I’d answer the phone, she would remember me as “Oh the Birthday singer”. It seemed obvious where Greg
    got his personality from.

    I spent such a small amount of time with Greg in comparison to our livetimes, but he had such an impact on me as a person.

    Greg taught me a few things, I’m sure this is only a small sample:


    – cook Beef Bourgne
    – wear a cowboy hat
    – break a horse
    – smoke a stogie
    – sing “Strangers in the Night” while on watch
    – play the guitar
    – make popcorn – never microwave!!
    – how important is it to laugh
    – to be a better person

    oh and he taught my 4 year old son to whistle.

    He was always positive, funny, unassuming, nonjudgmental and caring. Which always brought a smile to my face and still does.
    I cherish all of those memories with Greg and the more I sit and reflect, the more I recall how much we did together and what a joy it was
    to spend time with Greg. I miss your spirit my good friend.

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