Lt Col Robert W. Baker, 89, passed away May 29,2021 in Alamogordo, New Mexico. He was born on December 19,1931 in Quitman, Georgia to Robert and Martha (Lucas) Baker.
A retired Air Force Service Member, he was a world traveler both professionally and personally. He was a loving husband and father who also loved his country.
He is survived by his wife Norma Baker, his three sons and their wives: Robert W. Baker/ Tammy Palombin of Ocean Springs, MS, Michael L. Baker/Carol Baker of Diamondhead, MS, Andrew L. Baker/Cheryl Otero-Baker of Alamogordo, NM and his daughter and her husband Brooke L. Chapman/Allen Chapman of La Luz, NM. He is also survived by his stepson Mark Zaborowski of Albuquerque, NM and stepdaughters Kathryne Zaborowski of Albuquerque, NM and Nancy Garrison of Salina, KS. His grandsons Andrew W. C. Baker of Socorro, NM, Daniel Baker of New Orleans, LA, Sean Bailey of Gulfport, MS, Tenaya Chapman of Wasilla, AK, Wesley Chapman of La Luz, NM and granddaughters Stephanie Anderson of Ferndale, WA, Bonnie Baker of Seattle, WA and Whitney Baker of Jackson, MS and great-granddaughter Clara A. Vogel of Bellingham, WA.
He is preceded in death by his parents: Robert and Martha Baker, his 1st wife June Baker, his son Wesley Baker, and granddaughter Lauren Bailey.
The funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, June 7, 2021 at Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Bruce Freeman officiating.
Burial will follow at Monte Vista Cemetery in Alamogordo, NM.
Pallbearers include Robert W. Baker, Michael L. Baker, Andrew L. Baker, Allen Chapman, Andrew W.C. Baker and Wesley Chapman.
Due to the COVID Pandemic, occupancy is limited to no more than 150 people at a time. Please practice social distancing at all times and follow COVID safe practices.
Should friends desire, contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Research.
The Baker family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral to direct the funeral services.
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