Glenn William Baker, Jr., 89, formerly of Towanda, passed away on Aug. 24, 2018
Glenn William Baker Jr., 89, formerly a 60 year resident of Towanda, passed away on the morning of Aug. 24, 2018, in the Via Christi Village in Ponca City.
A visitation for family and friends is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at Roberts and Son Funeral Home in Blackwell.
Glenn William Baker Jr. was born on Aug. 3, 1929, in Cedar Point, Kan. to Glenn “Bill” W. and Nellie P. Baker. He grew up in Kansas and attended Morse Country Elementary School before graduating from Matfield Green High School in 1948. He married his high school sweetheart Dolores “Dee” J. Deskines on Dec. 24, 1948, in Emporia. For 30 years he worked as an electrician and instrument technician for the Texaco Refinery in El Dorado.
He was a member of the United Steelworkers Union #241. He also held membership in the Elk’s Lodge #2804 in Bullhead City, Arizona, for over 25 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, grilling, square dancing, and going to Arizona to spend the winter. He also loved to tinker and fix various objects.
He is survived by: a daughter, Kay Ericksen and husband Michael of Beavercreek, Ohio; a son, Neil Baker and wife Jan of Blackwell; a sister, Patty Dawson of Whitewright, Texas; four grandchildren, Kevin Baker of Blackwell, Kellee Brown and husband Nick of Jenks, Okla., Brian Davis and wife Laura of Mount Airy, Md., and Kendra Faul and husband Jeff of Brookshire, Texas; six great grandchildren, Austin, Paxton and Sutton Brown, Madison and Noah Davis and Cora Faul.
His wife preceded him in death on July 31, 2018. He was also preceded in death by his parents; and two sons, Gregory Alan and Kent Arlo Baker.
A memorial has been established in his honor with the Alzheimer’s Association in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631. On-line condolences can be made at www.robertsandsonfh.com