|Birth: ||Aug. 30, 1917|
|Death: ||Jun. 1, 2012|
OKLAHOMA CITY James Roy Baker, retired petroleum landman, went home to be with the Lord on June 1, 2012. He was born in Randolph County, Arkansas, August 30, 1917, to William Perry and Florence Bryan Baker. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Carl Laverne, Perry Bryan, and William Troy (Roy's twin). He was a charter member and deacon of Baptist Temple Church in Oklahoma City, and he was a longtime employee of Harper Turner Oil Company. Mr. Baker retired from Occidental Petroleum Company in September 1982. Upon retirement, he moved to the old family farm home he had restored on Baker Den Road in Randolph County, Arkansas, which served as the primary residence until 2006. He returned to Oklahoma City, where he lived until his death.He is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Virginia, also of Oklahoma City; a daughter, Patricia Lee Prescott (Charles) of Shawnee; a son, James Alan (Melissa Farrow) of Oklahoma City; a daughter, Susan Ann Wooten (Bill) of Clemson, SC; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. There will be a memorial service at The Mansion at Waterford in Oklahoma City at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6. On Friday, June 8, following visitation from 12-2 p.m. and a brief service from 2-2:30 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas, AR, interment will be at Stubblefield Cemetery in Randolph County, AR, with Dr. Jerol Swaim presiding at the service.Memorial gifts may be made to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. Published in The Oklahoman on June 3, 2012
Pallbearers were Ray Toney and sons Jim and Josh (who were great nephews), David Baltz, David Prescott (grandson), and Don Baker (nephew).
Uncle Roy was my great uncle. He was a kind and gentle man, the younger brother of my grandfather, Carl Baker. Uncle Roy was buried very near his mother--where he always said he wanted to be laid to rest. This cemetery is where his family has been buried for many, many years and is just across the Eleven Point River from Bakerden, the home of his youth and retirement years.
William Perry Baker (1888 - 1957)
Florence Isabella Bryan Baker (1893 - 1930)
Virginia Lee Sims Baker (1921 - 2014)*
Carl Lavern Baker (1915 - 1985)*
James Roy Baker (1917 - 2012)
William Troy Baker (1917 - 2008)*
Perry Bryan Baker (1920 - 2005)*
Created by: Cindy Toney Robinett
Record added: Jun 01, 2012
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