Buffington Funeral Home

424 St Peter Street, Gonzales, TX


Warren James Baker Jr.

May 4, 1957July 28, 2019

Warren James Baker, Jr., 62, of Gonzales, Texas passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Gonzales Memorial Hospital in Gonzales, Texas.

Funeral Services are under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home in Gonzales, Texas and will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Buffington Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Paul Smith from Monthalia Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Monthalia Methodist Cemetery in Cost, Texas. Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Buffington Funeral Home with the Family present from 5:00 pm to 7:00pm.

Warren was born on May 4, 1957 in Houston, Texas. He was the son of Warren James, Sr., and Vava (Hefner) Baker. He graduated from Gonzales High School in 1976. He married Peggy Jean Heil on June 17, 1995 in Cost, Texas at Monthalia Methodist Church. Warren worked for the Gonzales Healthcare System for 32 years until he had to retire due to health reasons. He liked doing diamond dotz paintings, mosaic art, and taking wildlife photos. He liked solving word seek puzzles and coin collecting. Warren was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, and a collector of Dallas Cowboy’s memorabilia. He was a collector and fan of NASCAR Racing. Warren enjoyed creating latch hook art.

Warren is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Peggy, one brother; John Baker and his wife, Shirley of Harwood, Texas, one sister; Catherine Swieter and her husband, Eric of Austin, Texas, one nephew; Danny, three nieces; Kimberly, Ruby, Cindy, and several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; Warren James, Sr., and Vava Baker.

Pallbearers for Mr. Baker will be; Danny Baker, Barry Beaman, James Beaman, Dewey Smith, Tony Tschappatt, and Allen Wilke.

The family request memorials be sent to the American Heart Association / 7272 Greenville Avenue / Dallas, TX 75231-4596.

To join the family in celebrating Warren’s life and to offer words of comfort, please go to: www.buffingtonfuneralhomegonzales.com


  • Warren James Baker Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Vara Ann Hefner Baker, Mother (deceased)
  • Peggy Jean Balker, Wife
  • Catherine Swieter, Sister
  • Eric Swieter, Brother-in-law
  • John Baker, Brother
  • Shirley Baker, Sister-in-law

  • Danny Baker
  • Barry Beaman
  • James Beaman
  • Dewey Smith
  • Tony Tschappatt
  • Allen Wilke

  • American Heart Association


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 31, 2019
  • Interment Wednesday, July 31, 2019


Warren James Baker Jr.

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Aileen Grant

July 31, 2019

So sorry to hear about Warren,worked at the hospital with him for 23 years, could always count on him to get the job done no matter what it was, hugs for Peggy♥️

Patty Stewart

July 30, 2019

I worked with Warren for many years at the hospital. Never saw him happier than when he and Peggy got married. He was a great friend and one of the hardest workers that I ever met. He loved sharing pictures with me that he took with a camera his dad gave him. I know he is visiting with Mr. Dudley and Tim in that great Plant Ops office in the sky. He was the biggest Dallas Cowboy fan ever. Fly high my dear friend.


July 30, 2019

I went to Hope School with Warren about 50 years ago. All my Prayers and Sympathy to All of the Family.