Sonny James Baker

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“Sonny” James Baker, 71, of Waco, joined his Heavenly Father on Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014.

Visitation: 6 – 8pm, Wednesday evening, April 16, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Funeral Service:  10:00am, Thursday morning, April 17, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Interment:  Bosqueville Cemetery following Chapel Service

Sonny was born March 31, 1943 in Axtell. He was a good ol’ boy, who started every morning with his coffee and cigarette… and kept up that pace throughout his day. In 1964, he married his beloved wife, Myrtle Mae Jones, in Tiajuana, Mexico, and together they spent 50 wonderful years together. He was a very dearly beloved husband and father, and his family was his heart and soul. Sonny was a meticulous, yet simple man.  He made sure his appearances were top notch at all times. He enjoyed hunting and fishing… and his coffee and cigarettes. Sonny was also a loyal and dedicated man, not only to his family, but to his employers as well. For just shy of 30 years, he worked for Heritage Dedicated Services, formerly known as Plantation Foods. He will be missed by many.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Lloyd Baker, Dude Baker, Eston Baker-Town, and John Grady; and one sister, Mary Frances Cooper.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Myrtle Baker, of Waco; son, Johnny Ray Baker and wife, Candy, of Port Arthur; two daughters, Mary Ryan of Hallsburg and Judy Lynn Baker Huffman of Waco; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; three brothers, Clarence Neal Baker and wife, Patsy, of Axtell, James Warren Baker of Bellmead, and Jerry Dean Cooper of Georgetown; one sister, Betty Ruth of Padre Island; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other family members and dear friends.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Bailey, Kenneth Kuchynka, Daniel Henslee, Rodney Mitchell, Nick Saldana, and Dwayne Tierce.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to  our extended family at Heritage Dedicated Services, for their love, support, and compassion.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Russell Walizer

    Sonny, it has been a pleasure knowing you. Every time I seen you, you always had a smile and was in good spirits. You will make many people in heaven happy. You will be missed from everyone and you will always be remembered. One thing everyone always says is you were a very nice guy and was always smiling

  2. Becky Guerrero

    Condolences to the entire family. Sonny was such a kind and gentle man. He was always happy and smiling. I know he will be greatly missed.

  3. Edith Reitmeier

    Judy, Mike & I were so, so sad to hear the news. I know how dearly you loved your daddy, and that you will miss him terribly. Know that you did everything humanly possible to comfort and support him to the very end. God’s grace is sufficient – then, now, and forever; rest in it. We will keep you & your family in our prayers.

  4. Judy, I’m so sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved your Daddy and how much you’ll miss him, but let your faith give you the strength to get through these most painful of times. God will see you through with grace and courage.

  5. Becca Burtchell

    Are thoughts and prayers are with and your family

  6. Sara Schindler

    Judy, I am so sorry for you loss. I know you loved your father so much and were so close to him. My deepest sympathy to you and all your family.

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