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Robert Earl Baker

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Robert Earl Baker

Birth
Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas, USA
Death
11 Aug 1995 (aged 72)
St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial
Cremated. Specifically: Robert Earl Baker 1923 - 1995 was cremated and his ashes were scattered at Busch Wildlife Preserve near St. Louis along Fallen Oak Trail. A bench sits along Fallen Oak Trail in his memory. Add to Map
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Robert Earl Baker was born February 27, 1923 in Gainesville Texas the son of Thompsie Jefferson and Vesta Jean Marr Baker. He married Georgia Jean Walters December 23, 1948. Together they had four children: Robert Kent, Amaryllis Jean, Mark Alan, and Kelli Lynn.
Robert served with the 964th Engineers in WWII from 1942-1946. His skills assisted in the D-Day invasion of Normandy.
Robert owned and operated a truck route for the Milnot factory in Litchfield Illinois from 1948 - 1958. He was a welder for Barry Wehmiller Co in St. Louis and later for Ford Motor Co where he retired in 1988.
He was creative, artistic, multi-talented, a farm boy at heart, and could build or repair almost anything. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather. His son Kent wrote a poem that says it all. (attached in photos)
Robert Earl Baker was born February 27, 1923 in Gainesville Texas the son of Thompsie Jefferson and Vesta Jean Marr Baker. He married Georgia Jean Walters December 23, 1948. Together they had four children: Robert Kent, Amaryllis Jean, Mark Alan, and Kelli Lynn.
Robert served with the 964th Engineers in WWII from 1942-1946. His skills assisted in the D-Day invasion of Normandy.
Robert owned and operated a truck route for the Milnot factory in Litchfield Illinois from 1948 - 1958. He was a welder for Barry Wehmiller Co in St. Louis and later for Ford Motor Co where he retired in 1988.
He was creative, artistic, multi-talented, a farm boy at heart, and could build or repair almost anything. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather. His son Kent wrote a poem that says it all. (attached in photos)

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A bench in memory of Robert sits along the Fallen Oak Trail in Busch Wildlife Preserve near St. Louis



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