Linwood Raymond Baker

November 15, 1930July 26, 2013

Linwood Raymond “Buddy” Baker, 82, of Elko passed away peacefully at home on Friday, July 26, 2013. He was a Bronze Star and Purple Heart decorated Marine in the Korean War. Buddy retired with 25 years of service with the Henrico County Police Department. He worked as a handyman and builder in his retirement. Buddy is survived by his loving wife of 8 years, Elizabeth Baker; children, Curt Baker, Bonnie Leffingwell (Jay), Terry Abbott (Charlie) and Linda Sweeney (Ahmad); stepchildren, Sebrina and Oswaldo Alfonso; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Bobby; several cousins, nieces, and nephews. . Buddy was preceded in death by his mother and father, Margaret and Raymond Baker; brother, Sonny Baker; and loving wife of 44 years, Gladys “Micky” Baker. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 29, 2013 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23231, where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Washington Memorial Park, Sandston, Virginia. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Henrico Fraternal Order of Police at P.O. Box 1157, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060 or Bon Secours Hospice at 8580 Magellan Parkway, Richmond, Virginia 23227.


  • Visitation Monday, July 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Linwood Raymond Baker

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john mccors

August 12, 2013

My prayers and thoughts go out to the entire Baker family in this time of loss. Mr. Baker was a special man.

July 31, 2013

We wish you strength and comfort in the days ahead, knowing how much Buddy meant to so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Emerson, Sheila and Renee.

Rhonda Hodge Fletcher

July 30, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. Buddy was such a special man and a wonderful friend to my dad, Ray.

Thelma & Chris Sutton

July 30, 2013

Liz & family, We are so very sorry for your loss,but may his love live on in your memories and bring you peace.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

love, Thelma & chris

Jan and Dale Bateman

July 29, 2013

Our heartfelt prayers go out to all of you. Our very deepest sympathy on your loss.

Doug Goodman

July 29, 2013

Our prayers are with the Baker family. Buddy was a kind and caring person and will be greatly missed by all. He could build anything. Trudy & Doug Goodman

Kathy Wilson

July 29, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss , prayers for entire family may you find peace that your loved one is in a better place. love Tommy & Kathy Wilson

Bee Butler

July 29, 2013

Prayers to all of the family remember all the wonderful years you had with Buddy! Rest in peace

Brenda Brown

July 29, 2013

Another little piece of my childhood is laid to rest. To the Baker family...I love you all as if you were blood.

Patti & John Morris

July 29, 2013

With deepest sympathy to Bonnie, Flame and your family. Our hearts are heavy with your loss. You and your entire family are in our prayers.