Plans Set For Baker Viewing, Burial

Jun 30, 2014

Former U.S. Senator Howard Baker (left), pictured with former Senator Bob Dole in 2012.
Credit Bipartisan Policy Center

The public will have a chance to pay final respects to a Tennessee statesman Monday, ahead of a funeral scheduled for the following day.

Former Senator Howard Baker will lie in repose in the rotunda of the public policy center that bears his name in Knoxville. The public will be allowed to view the casket containing Baker's body from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy on Cumberland Avenue.

After the viewing, Baker's body will be taken back to his hometown, Huntsville, for burial. Baker's funeral is scheduled for early Tuesday afternoon. Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker and members of the state's House delegation have announced their intention to attend the service. Other Tennessee lawmakers and some of Baker's colleagues from his Washington days planned to attend. Alexander is slated to deliver remarks at the funeral.

Baker died last Thursday from complication resulting from a stroke he suffered on June 21. He was 88.