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Robert C. Baker went to be with the Lord on March 6, 2022, at the age of 87. Robert was born Sept. 27, 1934, in Alice, Texas, to Henry James and Lola Vivian Collier Baker.
Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served from 1953-60, the last three years in the Reserve. He was always proud of his time in the Navy and it was common to see him wearing his caps bearing the names of the carriers he served on. In 1958, he met Joyce Hilburn and they married on Jan. 31, 1959. She remained his one true “Sweetie Doll” through their 63 years together.
Robert was a Master Electrician by trade and a career-long member of IBEW Local Union 60 (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers). In 2007, he was honored with a 50-year member certificate and diamond pin for his loyal and faithful membership in the Brotherhood. He retired from Sony in 1994.
Upon retirement, Robert and Joyce settled in Floresville. They enjoyed their retirement years, traveling in their RV and spending time with family and friends. Robert was particularly fond of crossword puzzles and reading books of many genres, of which he had an extensive collection.
Robert was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Elmendorf. He was a member of the Men’s Club, ACTS, and served on several ACTS teams.
Robert was a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather “Popo,” uncle, and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him, said his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; children Dale Robert Baker and Lisa LaNell Baker; and siblings Elizabeth “Betty” Bullen, Frances Gallimore, and Harold Baker.
Robert is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Joyce Baker; daughters Donna Cantwell (Richard) of Georgetown and Sandra Kincaid (Tom) of San Antonio; grandchildren Candace Hilburn (Bradley) of Pleasanton, Courtney Fabricatore (Louis) of Pflugerville, and Julia Kincaid of San Antonio; great-grandchildren Finley, Reagan, Riley, Tyler Rose, Weston, Olivia, and Logan; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other family members and friends.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, March 15, at 9:30 a.m., with a rosary recited at 10 a.m., in St. Anthony Catholic Church in Elmendorf.
A funeral Mass was held on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the church.
Interment followed in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Elmendorf.
Memorial donations may be made in Robert’s name to St. Anthony Catholic Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org.
The family of Robert C. Baker would like to thank everyone for their love, support, and prayers during this time. We will miss him so much, but rejoice in knowing he is in his eternal home now and we all will see him again one day. May God bless you for your kindness.