Jerry Dean Baker
July 3, 1934 – December 3, 2018
Celebration of Life services for Jerry Dean Baker of Lubbock will be at 2:00pm Friday, December 7, 2018 at Resthaven's Abbey Chapel in Lubbock with Matthew Killough officiating. He attended South Plains Church of Christ. Visitation will be held from 6:30-8 pm, Thursday, Dec 6, 2018.
He died Monday, December 3, 2018 at the age of 84.
Jerry was born July 3, 1934, in Antlers, Oklahoma and married Sandra Ann Boyd July 19, 1958 in Lubbock. They had two children, Jeff and Greg, who were raised in Lubbock.
He graduated from McAlester High School in McAlester, Oklahoma in 1952. He attended East Central Oklahoma State college, Oklahoma A&M, and graduated from Texas Tech in 1960, following service in the U.S. Army, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Jerry had lived in Lubbock since 1963 and retired as Chief Engineer from Clark Equipment in 1983. Previously, he had worked as a Mechanical Design Engineer at Phillips Petroleum Company in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and Kansas City, Missouri.
Following his retirement, he formed Cadraft Design Services in 1987 intending to design only a few homes for friends and acquaintances. He retired again in 2010 after creating over 1500 building plans, primarily in the Lubbock and West Texas area.
He had been a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and Construction Industry Manufacturer's Association (CIMA). He was Secretary of the Kansas City chapter of the ASME and also chairman of the CIMA's SAE Nomenclature Committee.
Jerry was the holder of several patents associated with off-highway terrain heavy equipment vehicles.
He was a Korean War veteran and served with the 99th Combat Engineering Company of the 30th Engineering Group which received two Unit Citations.
He was active in youth sports and was a former president of the Dixie Little League, the Monterey Boosters Club, and the Atkins PTA.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Bob & Robye Baker. Survivors include his wife, son Jeff Baker and wife Mary Kay, and grandchildren Hope and Jacob Baker of Lubbock, son Greg Baker and wife Kimberly, grandchildren Grant and Abigail Baker of Broomfield, Colorado.
The family suggests memorials to a charity of your choice. Adios.
- Bob and Robye Baker, Parents
- Sandra Baker, Wife
- Jeff Baker and wife, Mary Kay, and Greg Baker and wife, Kimberly, Sons
- Hope, Jacob, Grant and Abigail Baker, Grandchildren
- a charity of your choice.
- Visitation Thursday, December 6, 2018
- Celebration of Life Friday, December 7, 2018
Jerry Dean Baker
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December 6, 2018
December 3, 2018
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: dialysis gives one a front row seat to life and death.
Today one of my dear patient-friends decided he was done with this world. As health professionals, we are to exercise strong boundaries and not get overly attached to those we serve. I get it. But, at the end of the day, I am still human. I’d much rather be guilty of caring too much than caring not enough.
Dear Jerry, I am honored to know you. May you enjoy that Corvette in Costa Rica 🍷...And something tells me no one worries about albumins in Heaven. 😉💙
Much love from your dietitian and forever-friend,