Donald D. Baker, 86, of Portsmouth, passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at SOMC in Portsmouth. Donald was born June 27, 1935 in Portsmouth Ohio to the late Ralph Lester Baker and Helen Louise Bender Baker. Donald graduated from The Ohio State University and obtained his PhD from Ohio University and was employed as a Professor at Ohio University. He also was employed as Plant Manager at Aristech. He was a member of Wheelersburg United Methodist Church; Aurora Masonic Lodge, Portsmouth and Portsmouth and Lawrence County Rotary. Donald was also a U.S. Navy Veteran. In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Donald is survived by his wife, Janet Louise Fields Baker whom he married April 9, 1960 in Portsmouth; a son, Jeffrey Evan Baker of IL; a daughter, Julia Elaine Stone (Kenny)of FL; five grandchildren, Michelle Clement and Jason Clement of Columbus, Ohio, Robert Feeman of San Diego, CA, Noelle Baker and Maya Baker of IL and two great grandchildren, Stella Feeman and Maeve Feeman.
Private family services for Donald will be held at the convenience of the family. Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences to the family may be made at www.harrison-pyles.com.