Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center

1 North State Road 7, Margate, FL


Robert James Baker

September 16, 1942October 3, 2019

Robert James Baker was born on September 16, 1942 in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Lenrow Baker and the late Ceursheary Flynn Baker. He was married to Delores Pearson on June 17, 1967 and they had four girls. He attended Douglas Anderson for elementary through high school. At Douglas Anderson High school he played Varsity Football and graduated on June 3, 1960. He was soon drafted into the United States Army where he became a sharpshooter and rose to the rank of E7. After the military, he took his first job at UPS in Jacksonville, Florida as a driver. He later became an Area Manager, which led to moving his family to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1974. Robert went on to work for McDonalds Corporation as an Area Supervisor and received numerous awards for his performance. He later retired as a Longshoreman after 14 years of service. His hobbies were working in his garden; annually shipping his famous, homegrown mangoes to family and friends; and listening to Sam Cooke. He enjoyed conversations with neighbors and by-passers, and loved telling jokes. He was a die-hard fan of the Miami Dolphins. He is survived by his wife Delores of 52 years; his four daughters: Denise Baker Lawrence (James), Karen R. Baker (Kymone), Kathy Baker McLean (William), and Jennifer Baker Schuler (Daniel); Surviving Siblings: Leonard Baker (Pat), Willie Baker (Charlotte), Roland Baker (Jan), Dannette McGhee (AC), and Sharon Dorsey (Tommy); seven grandchildren: Robert Branford Baker, JaMia Madison Lawrence, Taylor Damon Lawrence, Dylan Robert McLean, Maxwell William McLean, Khepra Baker Freeman, Daniel James Schuler; and one great grandchild: Riley Aiden Baker; Aunts: Evelyn Flynn Lewis (James), Delores Flynn Brisbon (James, deceased), and Barbara Flynn Tolliver (John); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


  • Visitation Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 11, 2019


Robert James Baker

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JoAnn Canady Samuel

October 20, 2019

Delores and girls,
So sorry to hear of Robert's passing. Praying for all of your family. He was a very good man.

Sharalyn Daniel

October 9, 2019

Heartfelt condolences to you and the family on the loss of Mr. Baker. I was so sorry to hear of his passing. I will cherish the memories and remember how Mr. Baker always made me laugh and everyone else around him. Please accept our apologies for our absence from attending the service on Friday. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

Sharalyn and Michael

Joan Daniel

October 9, 2019

To the Baker Family :
My heartfelt condolences. May God sustain you during this difficult time. His grace is sufficient . Due to a prior engagement, regretfully, I shall not be able to be with you; however, my payers are with you. Love to all.
Joan Daniel

Alfredia Thompson-Lyons

October 7, 2019

To The Baker and Flynn Families:

We are extending our condolences and prayers to you at this
sorrowful time. We pray that God will provide you with strength and peace in your time of bereavement. Allow Robert's memories to provide you with a cushion of support in the days to come. May God bless and keep you surrounded with His Love.

The Thompson, Lyons, Brown and Brannon Families