Mitchell “Mickey” Langley Baker, Sr.

Mitchell “Mickey” Langley Baker, Sr., 74, of Simpsonville, widower of Lydia Seigler Baker after 46 years of marriage, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the morning of October 4, 2021. Mickey was born in Greenwood to the late Henry Calvin Baker and Sara Langley Baker. He graduated from Greenwood High School and attended The Citadel, where he was a member of the Regimental Band Company. Graduating in 1969, Mr. Baker was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force where he served until 1973, earning the rank of Captain. He was a devoted member of Greenville ARP Church where he served as a Deacon and Elder.

Surviving are his children, Michelle Baker Johnson (Charles McGilvary Johnson) of Jasper, GA, Mitchell “Mitch” Langley Baker, Jr. (Melissa Martin Baker) of Clayton, GA, and Michael Henry Baker of Onancock, VA; grandchildren, Caroline Johnson Drury (James G. Drury), Austin Langley Johnson, Anna Catherine Johnson, Mary Beatrice Johnson, Charles Nathaniel “Nathan” Johnson, Mitchell “Trey” Langley Baker III, and Martin Anthony Baker; brother Charles Calvin Baker (Pam Austin Baker); and sister-in-law Florence Seigler Lloyd (Charles Edwin Lloyd, III).  Mickey is also survived by many classmates, colleagues, and friends, especially his close friend of recent years Cheryl Werner.

A private service will be held at Greenville ARP Church on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. with a live stream being made available through the Church’s website Burial will follow in Cannon-Byrd Memorial Park, Fountain Inn. Honorary pallbearers will be the Class of 1969 Citadel Regimental Band and members of the Fellowship Sunday School Class. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests donations to: World Witness, 918 South Pleasantburg Dr., Suite 218, Greenville, SC 29607.

Condolences to the family of Mitchell “Mickey” Langley Baker, Sr.

  • We are so sorry to hear that Mickey has passed. He was a great friend and colleague. I am going to miss my weekly calls to discuss a project or answer a computer question and hear him say “I appreciate you man”. Although he is in a better place, we will greatly miss him. We will continue to lift the Baker family up in prayer.

    Paul & Judy Foster

  • Chris Price
    3 years ago

    My deepest condolences on the passing of your father and grandfather. Mickey was an influential peer to me and many others as an engineer and I am forever grateful for the time he spent sharing his knowledge and wisdom. His life will be celebrated and his legacy will live on.

  • Lynn Solesbee
    3 years ago

    Melissa and I were saddened to hear of Mickey’s passing. Mickey was a mentor and friend and he will be missed by many in the engineering community.

  • Sam & Ella Young
    3 years ago

    Mickey was my Citadel Regimental Band classmate and friend. I have many wonderful memories of Mickey and our other Band classmates of over 50 years ago and since then as we have all stayed in contact since our Citadel graduation. Mickey and Lydia, we miss you and love you. May God continue to bless us with memories of Mickey and Lydia, and in the past year+ Mickey’s special friend Cheryl Werner, who continues to receive our love and prayers.

  • Kevin & Karen Drury
    3 years ago

    In the short time we knew him, he made a huge impact on our lives. It was obvious he loved his family. So sorry for your loss.

  • Sonya Dawson
    3 years ago

    I am sorry to hear of Mickey’s passing. I had the opportunity to get to know him as a fellow engineer. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

  • Mickey was such a warm and caring man. I will surely miss his smiling face and our conversations. May God bless his family and comfort them. Cherish all your memories and celebrate time spent with Mickey.
    Diane Falasco

  • Herb Seigler
    3 years ago

    So thankful that Mickey is with our Lord Jesus. My prayers are with his children and grandchildren, and all his extended family.

  • Dave Clayton
    3 years ago

    So many memories! Growing up together at the ARP church, as members of the class of ‘65 Greenwood High, at Erskine with Lydia when he could leave the Citadel campus, and during the early years of his career in Greenwood. The times Mickey, John Duval and I shared will be in my memory until our reunion in Heaven. Rest In Peace dear friend!

  • Meadors and Marie Tanner
    3 years ago

    Meadors and I are saddened at the passing of Mickey. He was such a fine, Christian man with a sweet spirit. We served on parents council at Erskine with Lydia and Mickey when our sons were there. It was just the best time and they were wonderful to work and spend time with those four years!God bless his family and the comfort to know he has received his heavenly reward.

  • Jane Arlyn Corley Bogue
    3 years ago

    I am so sorry to see that Mickey went to Heaven a little over 2 months ago. My family and his parents were neighbors before he was born and actually we both built homes on Wade St. in Greenwood. When Mickey was born, my Mother, Ruby Mitchell Corley RN, went to the hospital with Sara and when her doctor arrived my Mom met him when he stepped off the elevator and told him “it’s a boy”. Her doctor claimed he was held up by a Red Light. Mickey was named for my Mother and I noticed that one of his children is called “Mitch” just like my Mother was when in nurses training. Mickey and his parents were such lovely people and they greatly loved their sons and their families. I just wished Mickey happy birthday on Facebook before seeing Cheryl’s post.

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