|Birth: ||May 19, 1922|
|Death: ||Jun. 14, 2006|
Mr. Baker, who was 84, passed away at the V. A. Nursing Home in Amarillo. He was born near the Glen Rose community, 20 miles from Guymon to Jewell (Copp)and Frank Baker. The family moved to Missouri when Leon was 14 years of age, and he graduated from Fordland High School In 1942, he was drafed into the U. S. Army, sailed from New York to Europe. On Nov. 28, 1944, at Villa, France just outside of St. Dres, he received the Purple Heart for being shot with five machine gun bullets in his right arm and leg. He also received the Bronze Star on Jan. 25, 1945 during his duty in Muhansen, France for bravery. After his wife's death in 1995, he spent several years in the V.A. Nursing home in Amarillo.
After his service in the war, he married Ethel Ruth Webb on Oct. 2, 1945. They lived in the Unity/Glen Rose community where he farmed and ranched.
He was preceded in death by his wife; two sisters, Leona Baker and Christine Caffey; and one brother, Jimmie Baker.
He is survived by two daughters, a granddaughter, and a brother.
Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2006, at the Henson-Novak Funeral Chapel with Kevin Mitchell, nephew from Amarillo, officiating. Military graveside rites will follow at Elmhurst Cemetery under the direction of Henson-Novak Funeral Home.
Ethel Ruth Webb Baker (1926 - 1995)
Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Jun 16, 2006
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