Whitesburg KY

ATV wreck fatal to Mr. Baker, 76



Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) for an Isom man found Sunday evening trapped beneath an all-terrain vehicle.

Calvin “Coolie” Baker, 76, was operating the ATV on a logging road when it overturned and pinned him underneath, Kentucky State Police said.

A family member told police he went out looking for Baker after he was unable contact him on Sunday. The family member located the ATV and Baker on Daniels Branch Road near Isom, which is a short distance from Baker’s home.

Letcher County Coroner Marty Baker pronounced Baker dead at the scene at 7:40 p.m.

The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office, Letcher Ambulance Service and Pine Mountain Search and Rescue assisted state police at the scene. The incident remains under investigation by Trooper Scott Caudill.

Funeral services for Baker will begin at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) in Whitesburg. Burial will follow at Green Acres Cemetery in Ermine.

A son of the late Roosevelt and Kylone Sturgill Baker, he was married to Janice Isaacs Baker on June 22, 1961.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Baker was an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan.

In addition to his wife, Baker is survived by two daughters; Kathy (Jimmy) Adams and Katina (Kiley) Hall, all of Isom; five brothers; Edsel Baker of Isom, Kenneth Baker of Vicco, Warren Douglas Baker of Clay City, Christopher Baker of Hindman and Michael Baker of Mayking; four sisters, Creda Joyce Isaacs of Deane, Anita Redden of Beckley, W.Va., Linda Lou Lucas of Colson and Melissa Cook of Topmost; four grandchildren, Nikkia (Brian) Lucas, Ashley Benton, Addison Hall and Alli Hall; and two great grandchildren, Brooke Lucas and Noah Lucas.

Baker was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Baker.

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