Glenn Gerard Baker was born in Battle Creek, Mich., on December 7, 1962, the first of Gerry and Patricia (McVeigh) Baker’s three children. He passed away suddenly while on duty at Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant in Southport on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at the age of 53.
Glenn was a soldier and parachute rigger in the 600th QM Co. (AER & S) at Fort Bragg; a firefighter in Cary since 1987, then promoted to fire captain in 1995. He was also an emergency technician paramedic level, instructor of Fire and Rescue and had his own canvas repair business before moving closer to family on Oak Island. There, he was employed as an armed nuclear security officer at the Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant.
Glenn was proud of his origin, and spent many hours observing, researching and documenting the world that surrounds us. He was a gifted writer, and his favorite pastimes were spending time with his brother, Greg; hunting, fishing; reading; and just being with his family and friends. Most of all, he loved the beauty and solitude of nature.
Glenn was preceded in death by his much-loved grandparents, aunts and friends.
He is survived by his parents, Gerry G. Baker and Patricia R. Baker; siblings, Greg Baker and Sarah Baker; grandmother, Jane Baker; and nieces, numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and many, many friends.
A special thank you to his coworkers and staff at Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant.
No services will be held.
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