Leroy E. Baker

May 2, 1938January 6, 2012

Leroy E. Baker, 73, of Holts Summit passed away Friday, January 6, 2012 at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. He was born May 2, 1938 in New Bloomfield, the son of Letch and Delpha (Brown) Baker.

Leroy was a very social person who could often be found helping his friends and neighbors or stirring the pot at local coffee hangouts. He enjoyed wood working and taking on little projects along with spending time with his family. He was employed by Sprint for 36 years, retiring in 2000. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church,

He will be fondly remembered by one son, Troy Baker of New Bloomfield; one daughter, Shari Ragar and husband D. L. of New Bloomfield; six grandchildren, Jeremy Wilder and wife Laura of Fulton, Karlee Wilder of Key West, Fl., Cameron Baker of New Bloomfield, Shelbey Baker of New Bloomfield, Paige Ragar of New Bloomfield and Brian Wilder of Jefferson City; one sister, Elsie Jones and husband Jack of Monroe City.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ernest Baker; and two sisters, Lorena and Leona Baker.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at Debo Funeral Home in Holts Summit with Reverend Jim Shaver and Reverend Rick Hopkins officiating. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4 until 7 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of customary memorials, the family suggests donations be made in Leroy’s name to Hopewell Baptist Church, c/o Debo Funeral Home, PO Box 818, Fulton, MO 65251.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 10, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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Sonny & Ruth Cook

February 2, 2012

thinking about you all. Keeping you in our Prayer's.
We sure do miss cuz Leroy. talk's on the telephone and all. wonderful person.
We Love each and every one.
Keep in touch.
LOve you all!
Sonny & Ruth

January 15, 2012

Who loves ya baby ? We do Leroy, we do ! We'll miss hearing your voice, the laughter, joy and smiles your phone calls would bring. Your gone in the flesh, but with us in our hearts, minds and spirits. Give the the Lord Jesus Christ a big hug for us and put in a good word for us, ok. Love you always Leroy, miss you dearly. Your cuz's. Anna Mae, Kandi and Sean ( Little Buddy ) To Glenda and the rest of the family. We love you too. Your suffering the loss of an awesome man. Your all in our daily prayers. Keep in touch. God bless and comfort you all.

Kara Heidbreder

January 13, 2012

So sorry to have just learned of Leroy's passing ... My thoughts and prayers go out to you ... May the wonderful memories you have of Leroy help you get through this sad time ... RIP Leroy

Sonny & Ruth Cook

January 13, 2012

Our Deepest Sympathy! in the loss of your father and grandfather. Leroy , will be missed by all who knew and Loved HIm.Leroy, will be forever in our heart's.
We talked to one another about every week.We would think about Leroy and call him. Leroy was alway's there. He would call us. we will mis calling him and his phone call's also. we Love Leroy and he will be missed a lot.
Please call us any time.
We love each and every one.
Our LOve thought's and Prayer's are with you!
Yakima, Washington Cousin's."Cuz" as Leroy called us!and we called Leroy Cuz also.

Sonny & Ruth Cook

Pam Spencer

January 13, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. Leroy was so sweet and a wonderful person he will be greatly missed. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

January 11, 2012

Sorry for your loss. Your father was a friend for everyone. I will miss our conversations. HC Berry

Joe Bryan

January 11, 2012

From the entire Turner Bryan family we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the Baker family. May Leroy rest in God's loving arms forever. He always had a big smile and would talk about the olden days. May the good Lord be with his family & many friends as they will think of him often.

mike and beth bock

January 11, 2012

We are so sorry for your loss.Always enjoyed running into Leroy at the coffee shops. Mike worked with him for years.A very talented guy. God bless him.

Tonya Gabaldon

January 11, 2012

Troy & Shari, you may not remember me, but I remember you all just like it was yesterday and your father. What a man he was! I enjoyed him coming into Rosie's Diner to eat and drink coffee many years ago. I recently ran into him again and he had not changed a bit. I am certain he will be greatly missed in your life and the grandchildren. I can only imagine how he was with the grandchildren. He probably spoiled them rotten and knowing the joking Leroy that he was, he probably passed on some of his wonderful jokes. My thoughts and prayers will be with all your family and I pray that God will bring peace upon each one of you. God Bless and take care of each other.

Jan Sapp

January 11, 2012

I first met Leroy years ago when he would come into Jan's Market and eat lunch. We reconnected when he and Kathrine started dating. He was a joy to be around.