OBITUARY

Robert Baker Jr.

January 28, 1923June 9, 2013
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Robert Baker Jr. of Metairie, died Sunday, June 9, 2013 at the age of 90. Born in Ensley, Alabama to the late Robert Baker and Annie Merrell Baker. Robert is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jane Bearden Baker and his sons, Robert M. Baker, Stephen P. Baker and the late Michael Baker. He also leaves behind his granddaughters, Miranda Baker and SR Rachel Baker of Shreveport, La., his brother Lloyd Baker of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, his sisters-in law, daughters-in-law, and many relatives and friends. Robert graduated from the University of Alabama in 1949 as a Civil Engineer. He retired from Texaco as a Senior Civil Engineer in 1983. He was also a retired registered professional engineer in the State of Louisiana. Robert was an Army Veteran of World War ll and retired in 1983 as a Lt. Colonel with 32 years of service. Robert was the Inspector General for the 337th Support Brigade, New Orleans, La. from January 1968 to February 1976. He was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church for over 50 years where he severed as Chairman of Board of Trustees. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home 4747 Veterans Blvd. Metairie on Wednesday June 12, 2013 at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm and again on Wednesday 9:00 am until time of service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Memorial Baptist Church in Metairie. Condolences may be offered at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Wake Tuesday, June 11, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, June 12, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 12, 2013
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Robert Baker Jr.

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Edward De Mouy

June 14, 2013

Jane, I am Eddie De Mouy and I knew Bob for only a few years when you were just married. He was a good friend to Mike and I. I have very fond memories of that time.

MY deepest sympathies to you and your family.

June 14, 2013

Bob, Craig and I send our love and prayers to you and your entire family. We are so sorry for your loss and want you to know that we are lifting you up in prayer.

Dana and Craig Fletcher, Shreveport, LA

June 13, 2013

To the Baker Family: Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. Viewing the pictures of Mr. Baker showed me how much he enjoyed his life. Tricia James (co-worker of Bob Baker)

Phyllis Harmon

June 13, 2013

Bob I am sorry to hear about your dad's death. With sympathy, Phyllis Harmon

Matt Martinez

June 12, 2013

My family and I knew Mr. Baker and respected him very much. Please accept our condolences for your loss.

Susan Miller

June 12, 2013

My condolences on your loss. I have often heard Bob talk about his father and know that he will be missed.

June 12, 2013

Deepest Sympathy to The Baker Family. Our Prayers or with all of you. From Johnny and Brenda Mioc

LaDonna Dupre

June 12, 2013

I work with Denise, Steve's wife. Although I never met Bob, I wish I had because of all the wonderful things that I heard about him. His pride of serving in the military and all of his accomplishments in life. I have heard what a great man he is and I know he will be missed dearly.
To Steve and Denise and all of the Baker family, please accept my greatest sympathy.

Frank McKinney

June 11, 2013

I am a forester that worked with Bob (the son) for many years. I only met Mr. Bob one time but spoke with him several times. It was always fun to kid him a little before the LSU - Alabama game.
It is refreshing when someone leaves this earth with the assurance of a heavenly home because of their faith in Jesus Christ. Bob and I had talked several times about his dad's faith and how confident Bob was that his dad was ready to leave this world. My prayer for your family is that you will have a "peace that passes human understanding" during this difficult time.
Cherish the memories!!
Frank & Kathy McKinney
Auburn, Georgia

Cynthia Bearden-Bennett

June 11, 2013

BEST UNCLE EVER!! Cindy