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Douglas R. Baker
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Birth: Apr. 17, 1930
Taylor County
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 18, 2012
Taylor County
Texas, USA

Merkel, Tx. - Douglas R. Baker, 82, died Saturday, August 18, 2012 in a local hospital. Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 20th at Starbuck Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Rhonda Greenwood officiating.

Douglas was born April 17, 1930 in Merkel to Andrew Alexandria and Letha (Brookreson) Baker. Douglas graduated from Merkel High School and Southwest Texas State University. At the early age of nineteen, he bought his first combine and did custom harvesting. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Douglas moved north and was plant manager for a meat packing company. There he met Petrea Schram whom he married August 1968 in Chicago, Illinois. He moved back to Merkel in 1973 to resume farming operations. He was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Abilene.

Survivors include his wife, Petrea Baker of Merkel; daughter, Laura Baker Beard and husband Bob of Sunnyvale; brother, Hugh Baker and wife Gayle of Merkel; sister, Ann Cutler and husband Tommie of Georgetown; and two grandsons, Andrew and Nathan Beard of Sunnyvale.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Melinda Petrea Grau.

Memorials may be made to Hendrick Hospice Care, P.O. Box 1922, Abilene, TX 79604 or Merkel Cemetery Association, 201 Edwards St., Merkel, TX 79536.

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Published in Abilene Reporter Aug. 21, 2012 
Family links: 
  Andrew A. Baker (1898 - 1972)
  Letha B. Baker (1904 - 1995)
  Petrea Dorothy Baker (1932 - 2015)*
*Calculated relationship
Rose Hill Cemetery
Taylor County
Texas, USA
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Record added: Aug 21, 2012
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