May 27, 2016
COLUMBUS — Harold “Hal” Baker, 55, died May 22, 2016. Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Abundant Life Christian Church with Craig Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation is today from noon-5 p.m. at Lee-Sykes Chapel of Columbus. Mr. Baker was born Aug. 5, 1960, to Martha Baker and the late Willie Richardson. He was employed with Paccard Engine Company and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Pharoah Azia and Ricky Richardson; and sister, Brenda Richardson. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sisters, Gloria Shelley, Dianne Harris, Linda Richardson and Glenda Richardson, all of Columbus, Marva Williamson of Stone Mountain, Georgia, and Lisa Baker of Marietta, Georgia; brothers, Thomas Dowson of San Antonio, Texas, Alvin Poston of Nashville, David Baker of Pascagoula, Stephen Poston of Madison, Otha Richardson and Stanley Baker, both of Birmingham, Alabama, Larry Richardson and Toni Richardson, both of Helena, Alabama.