April 28, 1956 - April 20, 2012 McLOUD Johnnie Ray Baker, 55, passed away on April 20, 2012. Johnnie was born on April 28, 1956 in Oklahoma City, OK to Warren Freeman and Ethel Lorene (Rains) Baker. He graduated from Choctaw High School in 1974. Johnnie served his country with honor and pride in the United States Air Force during Operation Enduring Freedom and was currently employed at Tinker Air Force Base in the 507th Air Refueling Wing. He was proud of his service and loved working with his S.H. Okies. While serving in the military he achieved the awards and decorations, such as: Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, AF Outstanding Unit Award, Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Award, Iraq Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle), AF Training Ribbon, AF Longevity Service, and Armed Forces Reserve medal with 2 `M' Devices. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle and was a member of the Iron Plainsmen Central MC Club. He and his wife Martha loved to travel in their "Big Dog" fifth wheel. He could BBQ anything on the grill, which earned him the name Grill Master. Johnnie is survived by his loving wife, Martha; children, Jason Baker (Teresa), Joey Shirey (Kyle), MacKenzie Baker (Courtney); mother, Ethel Baker; brother, Ronnie Baker (Rita); grandchildren, Patrick and Kyle Young, Dalton Baker, Kyler and Kruz Shirey. He was resolute, selfless man whose family were beloved friends and friends were beloved family. The family will be receiving guest from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at the Bill Eisenhour Southeast Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., April 26, 2012 at Faith Church, I-40 & Portland. Full Military Honors will follow at Arlington Memory Gardens. Condolences may be offered at www.eisenhourfuneral.com www.eisenhourfuneral.com
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Published in The Oklahoman on Apr. 25, 2012