Larry S. Baker, DDS
October 11, 1957 – October 29, 2018
Larry S. Baker, age 61, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 29, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Larry was born October 11, 1957 to William and Betty Baker. He graduated from medical school from the University of Oklahoma. He practiced dentistry for more than 30 years, developing many friendships with his patients.
Larry lived life in a fast, fun, and adventurous manner. He had an affinity for all things wheels and he had many toys to satisfy his need for speed and off-roading; however, Larry said he was most at peace on the water, when boating or fishing.
Larry is survived by his grandson, Maverick; son and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Jenna; sister and brother-in-law, Deborah and Mark; brothers, Marty and Allan, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family, friends and others are invited to celebrate the life of Larry at St. Luke’s Methodist Church in Oklahoma City at 222 NW 15th St. at 2 PM on Friday, November 9, 2018.
- Memorial Service Friday, November 9, 2018
Larry S. Baker, DDS
November 9, 2018
I worked for Dr. Baker for over 11 years in the early 2000's. During this time I grew to think of him as not only my employer but also more like a brother and a dear friend.
I remember the generosity that he extended to his entire staff. He always took his entire staff to lunch when each of our birthdays would come around as well as his generous nature during the holiday season always giving each of us a nice Christmas bonus.
After my knee surgery and I could not drive he came to my apartment and picked me up for work. I could not get up into his high truck so yes he literally picked me up and put me in his truck(that was not an easy task.)
He absolutely loved his patient's greeting them with a hug and a kiss telling each and every one of them how much he loved them and his patients returned that love with a I love you too and a big hug.
I remember him always sharing a Thanksgiving meal with one of his patients that had lost her own son many years before. He would come to work and talk about what a great meal she had prepared for him and what a great cook she was.
My entire family were patient's of his and held him in high regard.
His smile and laugh was very infectious and always brought a smile to everyone he met.
He definitely loved life and lived each day to the fullest.
He is and will continue to be greatly missed by all who knew him.
RIP and go rest high on that mountain dear sweet man!