OBITUARY

MSgt. Larry Rogers Baker USAF, Ret.

January 29, 1946February 19, 2013
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BOSSIER CITY, LA – Services to honor the life of MSgt. Larry Rogers Baker, USAF, Ret., will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 25, 2013, at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. James Hoover officiating. Interment will follow in N.W. Louisiana Veteran’s Cemetery. The family will receive guests on Sunday evening between the hours of 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Born to Lester Doud Baker and Mary Kathleen Nivens Baker in Charlotte, NC, January 21, 1946, Larry was preceded in death by his parents and two grandchildren, Corey Ivey and Nicole Sullivan.

Larry is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Dorothy Holden Baker; their daughters, Debbie Clark of Crestview, FL, Joanna Ross and husband Butch of Keithville, LA, Carolyn Ivey of Haughton, LA; his sisters, Martha Price of Clover, SC and Diane Wallace of Pinellas Park, FL; grandchildren, Lauren Clark, Logan Clark, Jessica Sullivan, Kristina Ivey, Jason Ivey, Courtney Ivey and Breana Bagley; great-grandchildren, Sammy Willis and Skylar Ivey and numerous nieces and nephews.

Larry proudly served his country for 24 years as a member of the US Navy and retired from the US Air Force in 1988. He spent much of his career as a C-130 Flight Engineer flying airlift and weather reconnaissance, tracking hurricanes and typhoons. After retirement he became a truck driver and retired from the Teamsters in 2004. He became an instructor at Diesel Driving Academy in 2005. Larry enjoyed playing his guitar, singing karaoke, golfing and traveling with his wife.

He was a member of VFW Post 5951, VFW 12th District Honor Guard, American Legion, Fleet Reserve Association, 317th Veterans Group and Air Weather Reconnaissance Association.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warriors Project or charity of choice.

You may offer condolences and sign the on-line guest book by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, February 24, 2013
  • Celebration of Life Monday, February 25, 2013
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Jane Netherland-McCall

March 1, 2013

You are in my prayers.

Nancy Lee

February 27, 2013

Our condolences for your loss...Mr. Larry was such a gentleman at all times.
We will miss him.
Nnacy Lee and Staff at China Inn.

February 26, 2013

Sorry, to hear about Larry, it was a pleasure to know and work with Larry. Dot, God Bless you and your family and take care. Pam Miller

Martha,& John Price

February 24, 2013

Although we can't be with you while you remember your loved one, you're in our thoughts from afar.

Swaney & Libby Swanson

February 24, 2013

So sorry Dot, Libby and I have you in our prayers.

For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud

February 24, 2013

The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Larry Rogers Baker our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Larry. And to Larry it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during the Vietnam War and other deployments while serving first in the U.S. Navy and then in the U.S. Air Force. Larry, you are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Larry's family and loved ones.

Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

John Adams, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101

Jonathan Smith

February 23, 2013

Dot, I had the pleasure to work with your husband for a year. He was a great man that will be sorely missed. He played his guitar and sang for all of us at our Christmas party. My prayers are with you and your family.

Reagan Moon

February 23, 2013

Rest In Peace Larry. Fly High. Your fellow C-130 and KC-10 Flight Engineer from days gone by.

Reagan Moon

February 23, 2013

May the Love of God surround You and Your family during this time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Buck and Bonnie Spear

Shary Maturski

February 23, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Dot and the family as we go thru this difficult time. As others have said, Uncle Larry was taken from us too soon but his humor and wit will be with us to get us through. We know he is in a wonderful place.