Tommy Lee Baker

Tommy Lee Baker, 79, of Springdale, passed away peacefully Monday, September 17, 2018 at his home.  He was born August 5, 1939 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Jeff and Mittie Flora (Farmer) Baker.

Tommy was known for his sense of humor and the tremendous love he had for his family and friends. He was an avid sports fan and especially devoted to the Razorbacks and New England Patriots.  If his television was on he was watching either football of baseball.  His greatest joy was his grandchildren and watching all of their activities.  Tommy served in the Army and was first a truck driver and then a dispatcher with Willis Shaw Express retiring after 46 years.

He is survived by two daughters, Lisa Boudrey and husband Tim of Farmington, Lori Smith and husband Kip of Springdale; a sister, Peggy Brewer of Cave Springs; a brother, Jeffery Baker and wife Debby of Elm Springs; a sister-in-law, Linda Baker Gorman of Jane, Missouri; five grandchildren, Blake, Logan, Spencer, Jordan, Kole; the mother of his daughters, Marcia Baker of Springdale; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

Tommy was preceded in death by two brothers, John and J.W. Baker; two sisters, Marie Bunch and Mary Holmes; two brothers-in-law, Fred Bunch and Linden Brewer; a sister-in-law, Helen Baker; and an infant grandson.

A funeral service was held Friday, September 21, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Shady Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Miracle League of Arkansas.

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Darbi Clark
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Darbi Clark

RIP Tommy! You will never be forgotten! You always had a smile on your face and was great to be around! Prayers!! Love you! Darbi Hale Clark

Jerry Hulsey
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Jerry Hulsey

Tommy was always the nice man even when you young kids from the skating would invade his house and watch MTV all night long…Tommy your are a good man and will be missed for sure.. Go spread the wings and fly…God Speed…Rest easy solider for your watch is over we’ll stand guard now

Damita Grigg
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Damita Grigg

Tommy….time has passed us by dear friend. You have left such an impact upon your family & friends. Enjoy in Heaven what we could never comprehend down here. See you again Baker.

All my deepest sympathies to the family. You all are something special. May The Lord bring a peace & comfort within your heart.

Regina Adams
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Regina Adams

Tommy was a great man he will be missed

Martha howle
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Martha howle

What a friend you’ve been. From the moment I first meet you in 1992 we were forever friends. You would always sneak up behind me in mail room & say Martha and i’d Scream bloody murdet and you would laugh. Rest in peace

Shawnna Snow
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Shawnna Snow

Rest in a peace my sweet friend. Oh the laughs we have had over the years, I will never forget. You will remain in my heart always. You will always be Little Timmy to me. Love you my friend always.

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ron@sandra kennedy

tommy thank you for your service both in ARMY @ TRUCKING MAY GOD BE WITH YOU.!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA FOR WHICH YOU STOOD TALL @ being a great friend thank you .!!!

Laura Meek Coberley
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Laura Meek Coberley

Prayers for each of you. What a wonderful friend I had for 40 years. So many laughs and a big smile Tommy always made sure of that. I am a better person for knowing this precious man. You are now home and a much deserved a rest. I know that you will watch over me as you have for so many years. Gonna miss those weekly text and miss you terribly. Love You always.

Brian Kelley
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Brian Kelley

Worked with Tommy for years. He was always a great guy. Sympathy for his family

Pat Tate
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Pat Tate

Tommy you have been loved by many. We will never forget your smile or your joking around. You will always live on in our hearts.

Susan Perrine-McDaniel
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Susan Perrine-McDaniel

Will never forget meeting you on my first day at Willis Shaw!! I was so impressed with your tenure at WSE!! That in itself is phenomenal!! Rest In Peace my friend!! Susan

James Callicoat (doorknob)
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James Callicoat (doorknob)

RIP Tommy it was a good ride, thanks for all the memories. James CALLICOAT (doorknob)

Alan Roller
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Alan Roller

It was a pleasure to work with Tommy at Willis Shaw Express and to know him over the years. You always felt better after a visit with Tommy. He was respected by the drivers and staff. He loved his family and cared deeply about the well being of his many friends. My thoughts & prayers are with Marcia, his children and family.

Bill Kincheloe
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Bill Kincheloe

Tommy was a great friend and a dedicated employee.

Richard Finn
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Richard Finn

Worked with Tommy at WSE for 39 years when I retired. He was a wonderful friend and co-worker. His humor will be missed. Prayers are with you.

jane s collins
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jane s collins

I was his girlfriend when he was in army in germany and his many letters. we even went to Disneyland fond memories sorry to hear of his passing

Libby and Troy Hayden
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Libby and Troy Hayden

Tommy was our neighbor for about a year. Nicest man ever. We were still getting Christmas cards from him after 8 years. He was always kind to our daughter. He will be missed and never forgotten.

Debbie Hutton
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Debbie Hutton

You will be missed by many Tommy Baker. You were a great friend to so many people and you always made me laugh and feel good at WSE. Prayers to Lisa, Lori, Marcia and all the grandkids and nieces and nephews. RIP till we see you again.

Kara G
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Kara G

We will miss you, Tommy! Such a sweet guy and always had a smile on his face! ❤️

Diana Taldo Bratcher
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Diana Taldo Bratcher

Tommy, What a sweet & wonderful man & friend. I’ll never forget you. You made me laugh so often, you were like a breath of fresh air, when I always needed it. My deepest sympathy goes out to your Girls, your Grandchildren & Marcia. Till we meet again, Love You!

Kristi Ralston
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Kristi Ralston

My dad still talks about Tommy and him drinking under the tree at the Mudtown Days during the softball games. They had a great time! Sure will miss seeing Grandpas smile! Rest In Peace! Love you!!

June B. Ball
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June B. Ball

Tommy, I enjoyed the years we worked together at WSE, your friendship and the support you and your sweet daughters showed our team at the ballparks mean so much to me. You were one sweet guy, kind, thoughtful, humble and you will
certainly be missed my many. Rest in peace my friend. My deepest sympathy goes out to Lisa & Tim, Lori & Kip, your
grandchildren, Marcia and your family.

Vicky white
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Vicky white

Tommy B you are a wonderful memory that I will never forget😍 thanks for so many wonderful times at Willis Shaw😍 God truly blessed us with such a joy in our lives👍 I will always remember the ol rat and how much fun it was working with you👍☺ keep an eye on us all until we see you again👍☺rest in peace my dear friend and God bless you🙏🙏🙏🙏😍😍

Mayme Dudley
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Mayme Dudley

My heart and prayers are with your family at this time. May God comfort all of you.