Betty Lou Barr Baker

June 11, 2020

CHARLOTTE – Betty Lou Barr Baker, 85, of Charlotte died June 11, 2020 at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center. A Charlotte native, Betty Lou was born on October 31, 1934, daughter of the late Harry Shields Barr Sr. and Effie Griffin Barr.

The beloved wife of Wayne Thomas Baker, Betty Lou was a graduate of Harding High School and worked for many years as a dental assistant for several Charlotte area dentists. She was an active member of Trinity Presbyterian Church and a passionate lover of animals.

In addition to beloved husband Wayne, she is survived by her brother, Harry S Barr Jr. and wife Katherine, many adoring nieces and nephews and step-daughter, Carolyn Hajek and her husband Jeff of Atlanta. She was loved dearly by all who met her.
Betty Lou was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Barr and a sister, Mary Ann Poplin.

Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Saturday at Elmwood Cemetery,

Memorials may be sent to the Humane Society of Charlotte, 2700 Toomey Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at

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  • Wayne t baker

    My Betty Lou I worship you in sweet repose

  • Wayne t baker

    My lovely wife has entered Gods heavenly place of being and my hope is to be with her in due time

  • Connie & Gene Buccelli

    We had many fond memories of birthday parties, New Year’s Eve with the “ crazy cousins,” and family get-togethers. Betty Lou was such fun and we loved her very much. She will be missed. We send our love to Wayne and family. Grace & Peace, Gene & Connie Buccelli

  • Alicia Ho, Thy, Oliver Heng

    Our thoughts and prayers are with y’all for the loss of the sweet Mrs. Betty Lou.

    Mrs. Betty Lou you are so dearly missed and you mean more to me than I could ever put into words. I am so happy that I can look back on the photo of the farm you sent and notes we exchanged. I feel fortunate to have you as a friend...

  • Cheryl Justice

    I am so sorry for your loss. She was beautiful❤️

  • H W and Jean Twisdale

    Sincere sympathy for the loss of a beautiful person and dear friend. Betty did so many sweet and kind things, that we could not begin to list them. We will be forever grateful that we had her in our lives, and we will miss her always.