Bobby Gene Baker, June 1, 1940~August 9, 2014



Bobby Gene Baker, aged 74, passed away August 9, 2014, in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Bobby was born June 1st, 1940 in Brashears, Arkansas.  He moved to Combs in 1994, where he and his wife resided.    He owned Baker Carpet Service and installed flooring for 48 years.  Bobby was a member of Crosses Community Church and was an usher and served on the Board of Trustees.  He loved fishing, hunting, and his two dogs.  He is survived by his wife, Jeannie Melton Baker; two sons, Curtis Baker of Springdale and Todd Baker and wife Nancy of Fayetteville;  daughter, Tandy Johnson of Fayetteville; two stepdaughters, Sheila Ketzler and husband Jason of Prairie Grove and Kelly Fox of Lincoln; six grandchildren, Megan Blakemore, Gregory Dolby, Cory and Kylah Ketzler, Cassie  and Jarod Fox;  great-grandchildren, Brylen Kauffeld, Hayley Blakemore, and Daxton Ketzler;  sister, Annis Baggett and husband Bill of Lowell; and many close relatives and friends and loving church family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Baker and Mary Katherine Carroll Baker and grandson Trey Wright.

Services will be held Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Crosses Community Church at 2pm.  Visitation will be at Beard’s Funeral Chapel, Monday, August 11, 2014 from 5pm-7pm.

A dinner will be held at 12:00 P.M at Crosses Community Church on August 12, 2014 prior to service.

Pallbearers will be Shannon Bowen, Mike Carroll, Larry Carroll, Dennis Donahue, Zane Carroll, Mitch Carroll, Wayne Young and Kenneth Baker.

Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Glenn, Jack Bottoms, John Snell, Marshall Mahan, Rex Hamilton, Jerry Baker, Ronnie Baker, Chuck Stout, Gene Kimball, J.B. Hardin, Carl Barough, Cory Scates, Todd Hall, Bill Baggett, Ronnie Shackelford, Moe Shepherd and Ron Shackelford.

Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bob Baker Memorial Fund for the Crosses Community Church Building Project, P.O. Box 496, Elkins, AR  72727.

Ladybug Floral and Finds of Elkins will be handling the family flowers.Baker, Bobby Pic

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    Billie Whorton » 11. Aug, 2014

    I will always remember Bob from my growing up years. Many good times were spent with He and his family on the lake and at the Baker Den! God Bless his family. Praying for the comfort that only God can give.

    Susan Collins Burrough » 11. Aug, 2014

    Jeannie, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying God’s comfort will lift you in the weeks and months to come. Bob was a great man.

    Jim & Jan Barnsley » 11. Aug, 2014

    Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. He will be missed.

    Jamie,Sheila Burnett » 12. Aug, 2014

    We are so sorry for your loss, our prays are with you.

    Sally and Chuck Goss » 13. Aug, 2014

    So sorry for your loss, Jeannie. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.