Charles “Charley” William Baker, 73, of Bangs passed away Sunday night, March 17, 2019 at his home.

He was born Aug. 16, 1945 in Orange, the son of Charles Clyde Baker and Mattie Irene Petty Baker. Following graduation from high school, he attended classes at the University of Texas at Arlington. He married Joyce Jones in Brownwood on Aug. 20, 1966. They had previously lived in Victoria, Pasadena, Odessa and Texarkana prior to moving to Bangs. He had worked for Superior Essex as a tool designer.

Charley loved to race cars and was a very dedicated “Bangs Dragons” fan. He enjoyed all sports. He was a member of the Bangs Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce of Bangs; three sons, Wes Baker and wife Krista of Mineral Wells, Billy Baker and wife Lillian of Bangs, Jeff Baker and wife Christina of Bangs; and two sisters, Linda Odom and Ginger Royston. He also had eight grandchildren, Nicole Tinney, Kaitlynn Mitchell, Riley Mitchell, Jason Lewis, Angela Alva, Breanna Baker, Dagan Baker, and Shaleign Emily Baker, as well as four great-grandchildren, Brylynn Bazzell, Koralea Mitchell, Rigg Bazzell and Kambreigh Tinney. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Irene Baker, Sina Jordan Chandler; sisters, Barbara Ann Martin and Martha Elaine (Marty) Chandler; brother-in-law, Bobby Martin; and two brothers, Robert and Paul Chandler.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 22 in the Davis-Morris Chapel with Michael Light officiating. Burial will follow in the Bangs Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at the funeral home.

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