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 Joseph Robert Baker

Joseph Robert Baker

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Death 7 Apr 2016 (aged 89)
Burial Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 161004955 · View Source
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Funeral services for Joseph Robert Baker, 89, of Gainesville, were on Monday, April 11, 2016 at Whaley United Methodist Church with Rev. Jerry Jones and Dr. Gerald E. Cornelius officiating. Interment with military honors followed at Fairview Cemetery.

Mr. Baker passed away April 7, 2016 in Gainesville.

Robert was born December 28, 1926 in Marysville to Samuel Gregg and Lois Pearl (Morris) Baker. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during the occupation of Japan. Upon returning from the service, Robert married Lois Elizabeth Davis on July 2, 1948 in Gainesville. In 1986, Mr. Baker retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 41 years of employment. He was a lifelong member of Whaley United Methodist Church and was a founding member of the Tag-A-Long Chapter of Good Sam’s R.V. Club.

Survivors include: son Lanny Baker and wife Patricia of Houston; daughter Jana Hodge and husband Allen of Hobbs, NM; daughter Shannon White of Gainesville; brother Ray Baker and wife Margaret of Richardson; grandchildren: Chelsey Schindler and husband Daniel of Hobbs, NM and Zachary White of Washington, PA; and great-grandson Brayden Schindler.

Mr. Baker was preceded in death by: wife Lois Davis Baker; his parents; brother Clarence Baker and his wife Corrine; and sister Mary Doyle and her husband Albert.

Serving as pallbearers are: Sam Houston, Larry Brandon, Terry Hutchison, Lewis Cox, Claude Tamplin, and Zachary White.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Whaley United Methodist Church Building Fund.


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  • Created by: Phil & Donna (Stricklan) Whitaker
  • Added: 13 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161004955
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Robert Baker (28 Dec 1926–7 Apr 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161004955, citing Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Phil & Donna (Stricklan) Whitaker (contributor 4308835) .