Walter Cooper Baber

February 18, 1924November 26, 2012
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Walter C. Baber, 88, of Texarkana, AR passed away November 26, 2012 in a local nursing home. Mr. Baber was born February 18, 1924 in Ben Lomond, AR to Walter and Lena Baber. He was a member of Genoa Central Church of Christ, The American Legion and The Postal Workers Union. He attended Texarkana College where he played basketball. He worked on the Texarkana Korea Vietnam Memorial. Mr. Baber was retired from the U.S. Post Office, and was a WWII Army Air Corp veteran.

Mr. Baber was preceded in death by his wife Marthene Baber and a grandson Daniel Blake Nicholson.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Denise and Danny Nicholson of Texarkana, AR, and Charlotte and Jerry Braley of Genoa, AR; Brother, Earnest Baber of Crestview, FL; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Boyce and Claudine Johnson of Texarkana, AR, Maxie and Carolyn Johnson of Texarkana, TX and Prentiss and Karen Johnson of Texarkana, AR; 4 grandsons, Andrew Nicholson of Texarkana, AR, Jodie Gatlin of Genoa, AR, Brett and Carmen Gatlin of Texarkana, TX, and Shane and Rosie Gatlin of Wake Village, TX; 7 great grandchildren, Jarrod Simmons, Garrett Gatlin, Joseph Gatlin, Emily Gatlin, Grant Gatlin, Jordan Gatlin, and Aiden Gatlin; and one special cousin, Hamilton Hill of Bryant, AR.

Graveside service will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday, November 29, 2012 at East Memorial Gardens under the direction of East Funeral Home – Downtown with Brother Chris Hooten officiating.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the funeral home. Online tributes may be made at


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 28, 2012
  • Graveside Service Thursday, November 29, 2012

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December 11, 2012

On behalf of the faculty and staff of Texarkana College, we wish to express our sincerely sympathy to your family on the loss of your loved one, Walter. Our thoughts and support are with you today.

Kenneth & Ruby Dildine

November 30, 2012

We just wanted to extend our sympthy to you and yours. Charlotte, we were thinking of you and the boys at this time. Your Dad was a good man and we always loved visiting with him where ever we met him. Sorry for your loss.

November 29, 2012

It was a pleasure to have been a friend of the Baber's all of these years. Earl Wayne Terrell

DiAnne Thomas-Barfield

November 29, 2012

Denise & Family:
Sad to hear of the passing of your Dad.
I worked with him at Oaklawn Post Office..he was a super nice guy.

Sherry Dieffenbacher-Brown

November 29, 2012

Sincere sympathy to you and your family. So very sorry about the loss of your dad.

Susan Johnson-Guy

November 29, 2012

Mom called and told me about Uncle Cooper. I have been heavy in tears today. He was a true gentleman. Always kind to me and my family. Mallory and Morgan always looked forward to going to see their great Uncle everytime we came to Texarkana. He always had the most interesting stories to share about his years in the service and life in general. We loved him so much and will always cherish the pictures and memories.
Love, Susan Johnson Guy

Candy McNeil

November 28, 2012

Dear Charlotte and Denise,
So sorry to hear about your dad. He was always such a fun person to be around. I have such good memories of being at your home growing up. Your mother was a beautiful lady and your dad was a kind gentleman. They were a very sweet couple that loved their family very much. God Bless you both and your families during this difficult time.

Nora Parker

November 28, 2012

So sorry abt. your loss. Will pray for your family.

Kirk Johnson

November 28, 2012

Charlotte, I was sorry to hear about the passing of your father. He was a remarkable person. Our prayers are with you and the family.

Wayne Hill

November 28, 2012

I was saddened to hear about Cooper and also your mother. I had fond memories of my childhood of spending time with you all. Cooper and Martheen were two of the finest people I have ever know. They don't make em like them anymore. Wayne Hill Madison, Georgia