Mr. Walter Lee (Walt) Baines, Sr. age 85, of Rockmart, GA passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017.
He was born in Bartow County, GA on November 16, 1931, a son of the late George Leonard (G.L.) Baines, Sr. and the late Lucille Jenkins Baines. Mr. Baines lived the greater part of his life in Polk County where he owned and operated Baines Tire Company. He was a member of Racoon Creek Baptist Church and had been attending Second Baptist Church of Rockmart. Mr. Baines loved old cars, tractors, train cars and old engines.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Walter Lee Baines, Jr.; brother, Leonard Baines; and sister, Helen Spain.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Mrs. Edith Keese Baines of Rockmart, to whom he was married on June 3, 1953; three sons: Ross Baines and his wife Cindy, Rockmart, Rick Baines, Dallas and Mike Baines and his wife Amy, Cedartown; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; brother, George Baines and his wife Betty, Aragon; and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.
Graveside funeral and interment services will be held Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. David Warriner officiating.
Pallbearers will include Mr. Baines’s grandsons and nephews.
The Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mr. Walter Lee (Walt) Baines, Sr..