Robert Fredrick Baker, 83, of Denver passed from his earthly life Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at Novant Health Huntersville with family at his side.
He was born May 31, 1939 in Welland, Canada, the son of Fred and Esther Kish Baker. At the age of 15, Bob and his family moved to the United States of America, and all were granted citizenship shortly thereafter.
Bob was proud to be a Christian, proud of his Hungarian heritage, and proud to be an American citizen and US Air Force veteran. Family was most important to Bob. He was a proud, loving husband, father, grandfather, and son. With his vibrant personality he never met a stranger and extended hospitality to everyone he met along his life’s journey. He was always glad to lend a helping hand to neighbors and friends. Bob will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Bob is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 36 years, Nancy Steller Baker; daughters, Serena McClamroch (Ken) and Suzi Watson (Chip); grandchildren, Jordan McClamroch, Logan McClamroch, McKenna Watson and Addison Watson.
A graveside service will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 3, 2022 at Riley’s Creek Memorial Cemetery, 2111 Clark’s Landing Loop Road, Rocky Point, NC 28457. Pastor Steven Owenby will conduct the service.
A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Westport Baptist Church in Denver.
To Bob’s many friends and the entire community his family would like to thank you for every kindness shown…prayers and genuine expressions of concern. We thank God, our Heavenly Father, for the gift of family and friends and pray His eternal blessings to all.
If you would like to show your love for Bob, please send a donation in lieu of flowers to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607; Tunnels to Towers, 2361 Hyman Blvd., Staten Island, NY10306; Disabled Veterans National Foundation, PO Box 2005, Milford, NH 03055-2005, Wounded Warrior Project Donor Care Center, PO Box 758541, Topeka, KS 66675-8541, or to a church or charity of your choice in memory of Bob.
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