IRAAN Joe Lynn Baker, 67, of Colorado City, and formerly of Iraan, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2014, at his home.|
The family will be receiving friends at the Church of Christ in Iraan on Thursday, February 20, 2014, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Friday, February 21, 2014, at the Church of Christ in Iraan. Burial will follow in the Restland Cemetery with arrangements under the care and direction of Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home.
Joe was born on February 1, 1947, in Lawton, Oklahoma. He was a Veteran, having served in the United States Army. Joe had lived in Colorado City for the past 12 years. He was a truck driver for Swift Transportation, and had an outstanding driving safety record. Joe was a model train and plane enthusiast. He was very active in the Republican Party, and a member of the American Legion. Joe was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, win or lose.
Joe was preceded in death by his father, Frank Baker; and his step-father, Rufus Holland.
He is survived by his two sons, Jarrod Baker of Arlington, Texas, and Jordan Baker and his wife Lesley of Katy, Texas; his mother, Lillie Holland of Iraan; a brother, Jim Baker and his wife Judy of Granite Shoals, Texas; a sister, Joy Gilley and her husband Melvin of Iraan; three nieces, Amanda Noe, Brandi Gilley, and Kim Baker-Boatman; and one nephew, J.J. Baker.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to a
A guestbook is available to share your condolences with the family at www.shaffer-nichols.com.
Published in Odessa American on Feb. 20, 2014