Robert Cason Baker, 88, of Brownwood passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Goldthwaite.
Funeral services for Robert will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 15 at Calvary Baptist Church with Artie Woodcox officiating. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Blaylock Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood.
Robert was born on Dec. 8, 1930, to James Baker Sr. and Lillie (Cason) Baker in Burkett, Coleman County. Bob was one of 18 children. Bob graduated from Coleman High School in 1948; he joined the National Guard right out high school. In 1950, he joined the United States Marine Corps and served for six years.
Bob married the love of his life, Annie Lura McQueen, on Jan. 15, 1951, in Coleman. He was district measurement superintendent in Bay City for Valero Transmission. After his retirement in 1989, they moved to Brownwood.
He was a HAM radio operator and belonged to the HAM Club and Brownwood Amateur Radio Club. Bob was also a Mason, he served at Indian Creek Lodge as Master and past Commander, belonging to all the Masonic Lodges for 65 years. He was a member of Eastern Star and served as a worthy patron at Coleman and Brownwood. Bob was a Christian man with a Baptist background. Bob was a wonderful husband, father, and provider for his family.
Bob is survived by his wife of 68 years, Annie Baker of Brownwood; children, Ronald Wayne Baker of Midland, Donald Ray Baker and wife Alice of San Antonio, Annetta Jolene Winkler and husband Richard of Monahans; four grandsons, Lance Winkler, Troy Winkler, David Baker, and Jonathon Baker; one brother, Edwin Baker of Brownwood; and one sister, Madie Burton of Round Rock. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Sr. and Lillie Baker; one son, Robert A. Baker; and of his siblings.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Online condolences for the family are welcome at www.blaylockfuneralhome.com.