Tuesday, July 23, 2024

George Douglas Baker Sr. 1949-2024


George Douglas Baker Sr. received his heavenly reward Sunday June 16, 2024.

Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 20, White’s Funeral Home, Springtown.

George was born Nov. 18, 1949 in Fort Worth, the son of Kenneth and Margaret (Helm) Baker.

He met the love of his life, Amy Lindquist, and they were married May 25, 1982. They spent over 42 happy years together raising their family.

George proudly and bravely served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era. He served in Japan, Korea and the United States. Following his military career, George went on to work 26 years for Lockheed Martin (previously General Dynamics) until his retirement. He served as a crew chief and specifically worked on the F105, F111, F4, F16, F15 and F22 programs.

George had a love for classic cars and was an active member of the Parker County Cruisers for many years. He and his wife, Amy, were both lifetime-members of the Wise County Veteran’s Group. They loved to travel, and this included frequent trips to the casino.

He was a Christian who loved both his God and his family very deeply.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Kenneth Baker Jr.

Survivors include his loving wife, Amy Baker; children, Linde Rogers (John); George Douglas “Doug” Baker Jr. (Shanea) and Margaret Cox (Shannon); 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Sandra Howeth; and a host of extended family members and friends.