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Graveside service for James Aubrey Baker, 90, Enid, is 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum. Minister of Youth, the Rev. Jake Adams of Enid First Baptist Church will officiate.
The United States Navy Honor Guard will provide military honors. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Jim was born Sept. 11, 1926, to Alvin and Annie (Smith) Baker in Gladewater, Texas, and passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017, in Many, La.
Jim served his country in the United States Navy during WWII. He married Betty Jo Harrison Sept. 1, 1948, in Union Grove, Texas.
He retired from J & L Oil Supply after 30 years of service. Following retirement, he went back to work for Sundance Energy as production manager. Not wanting to retire, he last worked for Riteway Construction.
He and Betty Jo were long time members of the First Baptist Church of Enid, where he served as a deacon.
He was predeceased by his wife Betty Jo Baker; and two brothers, A. C. Baker and Edward Baker.
He is survived by two daughters, Cherry Wells and husband Danny, of Many, La.; Cindy Wagner and husband Wayne Wagner, of Enid; four grandchildren, Jeremy Wells, of Many, La.; Seth Wells and wife JoLeigh, of Columbia, S.C.; Jeffrey Wagner and wife Hannah, of Woodward; Lisa Naccarato and husband John, of Firestone, Colo.; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Sophia Jean Lenderman, of Tyler, Texas; and brother Charles Baker and wife Doris, of Longview, Texas.
Memorials in Jim's name may be made to the National Alzheimer's Association, with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.
Condolences may be made online at www.LadusauEvans.com.
Published on June 21, 2017
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