Robert Baker

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Robert Eugene Baker, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, April 3, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 1, 1928, in Malden, Mo., son of John Alvin and Cona M. Potter Baker. He and Sammie Jo Tyson were married March 12, 1976, in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Baker served in the U.S. Army from October 1949 to March 1974, retiring as a master sergeant. He was a veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War.

He was a meat cutter at Schnucks seven years, retiring Jan. 4, 1991. He was a member of Eagles Aerie 3775 and was noble grand of IOOF Lodge 675.

Baker won many awards for designing beads for American Indians and was a gourd dancer two years.

Survivors include his wife; four sons, Robert Baker of Rembert, S.C., Andreas Baker, stationed in Kuwait, Ronald Baker of Tulsa, Okla., Christian Baker of Lawton, Okla.; two stepsons, Ricky and Jimmy Allen of Comanche, Okla.; a stepdaughter, Jannetta Lloyd of Marlow, Okla.; nine grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; and two great-stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a grandson.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home Thursday from 10 a.m. to service time.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mike Dugan officiating. Full military honors will be provided by Missouri Honor Team.