Robert Earl “Bob” Baker

Robert Earl “Bob” Baker passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019, in Springdale. He was born December 7, 1944, in Des Moines, Iowa and married Reba Ann Baker, from Springdale, on June 9, 1979.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents Clifford and Cecil Baker of Des Moines, Iowa, and one sister, Dorothy Johnson of Ames, Iowa.

He is survived by his wife, children Dayton Clark (Holly) of Hindsville, Dawn Tannehill (Dwight) of Hulbert, Oklahoma, and Bobby Baker (Vickie) of Bellville, Texas; sisters, Jackie Purdy of Harlingen, Texas, and Phyllis Duncan of Des Moines, Iowa; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

After graduating from Ankeny High School, Bob joined the United States Navy and served during the Vietnam War. Afterwards, he drove 18-wheel trucks and in most recent years was retired and occupied himself with his wood-working projects.

At Bob’s request no services will be held.

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John and Vanessa Duncan (Nephew)
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John and Vanessa Duncan (Nephew)

You will be missed dearly, have fun with dad love you Uncle Bobby

Amy Fitzgerald
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Amy Fitzgerald

My condolences Bobby Baker. You Vickie and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Roy & Penny Rose
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Roy & Penny Rose

So glad we had the opportunity to meet Bob. He was a quite man but he was a funny man. So much enjoyed our Christmas parties at Dawn and Dwights. We loved him like blood family and our hearts are so sad. We will miss seeing him from time to time. Our lives were blessed just by knowing Bob.
Reba we love you and our hearts break for your loss of a wonderful husband and friend.

Jim and Party Love
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Jim and Party Love

All our fun car trips the four of us took all over the place! Our Starbird weekends, I think close to 30 years meeting in Tulsa for that show. We’ll miss you Babbo!!

Chuck & Darla Thompson
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Chuck & Darla Thompson

Bob was a wonderful man our family loved.
Reba you’re in our thoughts & prayers in the days ahead. We love you.

Clela Lynch
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Clela Lynch

REBA. We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

Dan & Judy Castor
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Dan & Judy Castor

So very sorry for your loss, Reba. Our heartfelt condolences for the entire family.

Beverly Settlemoir Duff
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Beverly Settlemoir Duff

So sorry, prayers for you all.

Rick Culver
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Rick Culver

Reba you’re in my thoughts and my prayers

lendeal parton
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lendeal parton

sorry for your loss Reba, we all had a lot of fun with club and all.

BernieceAlford
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BernieceAlford

I had the pleasure to know Bob and enjoyed his life with Reba. I’m lucky to have one of his wood pieces .you will be greatly missed.

Comella (Terry) Aliff
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Comella (Terry) Aliff

Reba,
Extending sincere sympathy to you and your loved ones during this difficult time. My prayers are with you.
Comella (Terry) Aliff
Class of ’65

Teddy Holcomb
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Teddy Holcomb

My first car show was with Bob in Tulsa. I still remember how much fun we had that day.

Ronnie and Leah Wittig
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Ronnie and Leah Wittig

Sending prayers and condolences to the Baker family. Bobby and Vickie know that we are thinking about you both. Love ya,
Ronnie and Leah

Don Martin, Paula Martin
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Don Martin, Paula Martin

Thinking of you Bob.

Richard Gillham
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Richard Gillham

Reba: I was so sorry to see Bob’s obit in today’s paper. But was very glad to have known him! He took me on some of the best pheasant hunts I have ever been on! And always so willing to help! I remember when he let American Savings and Loan use one of his antique cars for a Christmas parade in Springdale and I believe he did more decorating and work on it than any of the employees. He was such a good guy and will be truly missed. Your family will be in our prayers.

Jim Long
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Jim Long

Reba, So sorry to here of the passing of you husband. My your heart heal quickly and you find peace and contentment.
Jim & June Long

Bill Dewberry
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Bill Dewberry

I knew Bob while doing car shows and old car events. Bob was a good one visit about old cars and the old days. He’ll be missed by all that knew him.