Harold Richard “Dick” Baker was born July 4, 1920 to Andrew Clint and Ida (Harmon) Baker in Brookfield, Missouri. He departed this life Sunday, July 29, 2012 at the age of 92 years, and 25 days.
Dick attended Cushing public schools. On December 24, 1940 Harold Richard Baker and Agnes Lorene Robison were united in marriage in Chandler, Oklahoma. To this union was born two sons, Johnny and Harvey. Dick entered into the United States Army August 31, 1943. He fought during WWII and earned a good conduct medal as well as the prestigious Purple Heart medal.
He then returned home and began a long career working for Kerr-McGee retiring in 1984. He loved to garden as well as watching the Lawrence Welk Show. He will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Agnes Baker of the Cushing home. One son, Harvey Baker and wife, Marsha of Sand Springs. Two grandchildren, Carmen Matherly and Necho Baker, and two great grandsons, Tanner and Cameron Matherly. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Johnny Richard Baker, 4 sisters, and 2 brothers.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 31, 2012 from 1:00pm – 8:00 pm at Palmer-Marler Funeral Home in Cushing. Graveside services are 10:00AM Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Fairlawn Cemetery North of Cushing with a memorial service to follow at 11:00AM at the Cushing Free Will Baptist Church with Reverend Josh Greer officiating.