Robert W. Baker

April 17, 1927February 10, 2013

Robert W. "Bob" Baker, 85, of Homosassa, FL, passed away on Sun., Feb 10, 2013 at HPH Hospice at Barrington Place, Lecanto. A native of Warren, OH, he was born April 17, 1927, the only child to Robert R. and Edna L. (Maffett) Baker. Mr. Baker was a retired broker/salesman for the candy manufacturing industry and during his working life, was also a professional singer and musician, with his specialty as the bass fiddle. He moved to Homosassa in 1986 from Clearwater where he had lived for over 30 years. While in Clearwater, he was known to sing at the former Candlelight Inn back in the 1960's. Bob, as he was known to many, was also a Civil War historian and an active Civil War reenactor even up to the age of 75. He participated in reenactments in Crystal River and Brooksville, serving in the artillery divisions for the South, even though he was born a Yankee. Mr. Baker was a member of Springs Masonic Lodge, of which he was a 60 year Mason; American Legion Post 155, Crystal River and was also a member of First Baptist Church of Crystal River. He is survived by his wife of nearly 65 years, Dorothy L. Baker, Homosassa; three children; son Robert Baker; daughter Pamela Castle (Dennis), and daughter Cindy Chronabery, all of Homosassa; five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Thurs., Feb. 14th at 11:00 A.M. from First Baptist Church of Crystal River with Pastor Tim Lantsy officiating. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at 1:30 P.M. Friends will be received on Wed, Feb. 13th from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to HPH Hospice, 3545 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills, FL 34465.


  • Friends Will Be Received Wednesday, February 13, 2013
  • Funeral Service of Remembrance Thursday, February 14, 2013
  • Military Honors Thursday, February 14, 2013

Robert W. Baker

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February 13, 2013

We express our deepest condolences for your great loss. God has welcomed Mr. Robert Baker to heaven in his Kingdom. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless the Baker family during this challenging time.

Colleagues at Reservation Services International

February 13, 2013

May God bless your entire family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. We will be making a contribution to HPH Hospice.
Joyce & Dick Mason

Judy& Curtis Castle

February 13, 2013

We are thinking of you and keeping all of you in our prayers I know this is a terrible time but take comfort in knowing he is definitely with The Lord .His beautiful voice is now singing above with angels playing the harp in the background God Bless you

February 13, 2013



Wendell Curl

February 13, 2013

Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers in the follow days. We will be make a contribution to the HPH in memory of your father. Wendell has told me wonderful stories of this man. God Bless. Wendell Curl and Evelyn Ray

The Snow Family

February 13, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Jeff and Sil McCall

February 12, 2013

With love and remembrance, we will miss you Uncle Bob.

Vivian Koraleski

February 12, 2013

What an interesting and accomplished man. His loss will be felt by many. May you find peace in knowing that he has now returned to our Father.
Vivian Koraleski

Staff of Wilder Funeral Home

February 11, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.