|Birth: ||Sep. 30, 1923|
San Joaquin County
|Death: ||Aug. 27, 2009|
North Carolina, USA
GREENSBORO, NC — Colonel Roy Lindsay Baber Jr., 85, of Greensboro, died Thursday, August 27, 2009, at High Point Regional Hospital.
He was born in Stockton, California on September 30, 1923.
A memorial service celebrating Colonel Baber's life was held at 2 pm on Saturday, September 19, at River Landing. Inurnment with full military honors followed on November 16, at 9 am in Arlington National Cemetery.
Colonel Baber retired from the US Army after 30 years of active service spanning World War II (Battle of the Bulge), Korea and Vietnam. He served as Redeye Project Officer for development of the world's first shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missile, Commander of the 69th Artillery Group with five Hawk missile battalions defending West Germany during the Cold War, and finally as chief of staff for Safeguard, America's first antiballistic missile defense system.
Following Colonel Baber's retirement from the US Army, he served as executive director for the Professional Engineers of North Carolina from 1974 - 1989.
Throughout his life, he was very active in the Republican Party and took the interest of local, state, and national government very seriously.
He spent a number of years on the executive committee of the Wake County Republican Party, which honored him in 2005 with their first Lifetime Achievement Award.
Colonel Baber graduated from UCLA at the age of 19 in 1943 and later earned his MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Colonel Baber is survived by his wife, Audrey Stein Baber; three children, Stephen L. Baber (Susan) of Naperville, IL, Janet Baber Hartman (James) of Wayne, PA, and Robert D. Baber (Victoria) of Greensboro; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Forbis and Dick Guilford Chapel assisted the family of Colonel Baber.
News & Record (September 13, 2009)
Arlington National Cemetery
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Record added: Apr 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50929695
WWII, KOREA, VIETNAM - You served our country faithfully. May we always cherish our freedom by honoring your memory. God bless you!|
Added: Aug. 7, 2010
Thank you for your service to our country, Colonel Baber! May you rest in eternal Heavenly peace! You have certainly earned it!|
Added: Apr. 10, 2010