Leo C. Baker, 84, was at his home in Weatherford, Texas surrounded by family, when he moved into his new life with his Savior on Monday, July 20, 2020.
He was born on September 29, 1935 in Flint, Michigan. Leo was a high school graduate and served in the US Army artillery during peace time in 1958-1964. Recognized as a qualified expert marksman and honor guard, He had worked in the automobile industry, was also an insurance agent, and a supervisor in a pear orchard in Oregon. He was an ordained minister with the Missionary Baptists Church. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, and painting.He painted scenery and wildlife in watercolor and oil.
He also loved to be outside in nature and working outside on the lawn and landscaping. He loved the Holy Bible and loved to share the scripture and truth with everyone who would listen. He had a heart of gold and will be missed by all who knew him.
Here a few of his favorite scriptures:
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” -Hosea 4:6
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” -John 3:16
Preceded in death by parents, Frank Baker and Elsie Gifford, siblings: Harry Baker, Frank Baker, and Earl Baker and three nephews.
Leo was survived by his wife of 60 years, Karen Baker, son, Thomas Baker and spouse Terri of Weatherford, Texas, daughter, Dorothy M. Phillipo of Eugene, Oregon, grandchildren: Crissy Jones and spouse Phillip, Michael Lansford and spouse Stephanie, Ashley Gall and spouse Brain, Karen Galloway and spouse Michael, Joshua Krake of Eugene, Oregon, sixteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild, sister Betty Prast of Flint,MI., five nieces and nephews: Pat, Casey, and Shawn Prast.