Robert G. "Bobby" Baker

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    - Catherine Clack Van Allen
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    - Mary Gerrety
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    - Holly Wingate
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    - Lynda Baket

Robert (Bobby) G. Baker, beloved husband of Dorothy Comstock Baker (deceased) was chosen by God to come home on his 89th birthday, Nov. 12, 2017, at around noon. He was a loving dad to his five children and their families:
Robert G. and Norma Barnes Baker, James and Elizabeth Robertson Baker, Dan and Cissy Baker Allison, Lynda Baker, and Lyndon J. Baker (deceased); loved deeply by his seven younger siblings and their families, Betty Claire Chapman and Clyde Chapman (deceased), Mildred (Mimi) Jenkins and Loring (Lefty) Jenkins (deceased), Mary Frances Nealy (deceased), Ernest Russell and Linda Baker, Charles Norman Baker and Darrell, Joan Marie Hendricks (deceased), and Jack and Faye Baker. He was the doting grandpa (the great Gup) to 14 and their families, Robert and Renee Baker III, Timothy Baker and Dana Evans, Jason and Rya Baker, Christopher and Jennelle Baker, Cameron Baker, Spencer Baker (deceased), Angelica and Jeremy Goldman, Daniel and Elise Allison, Alexandra Allison and Kiel Reid, Patrick and Diana Allison, Kathryn And Shane McAnespie, Jonathan Allison, Megan Allison, and Brian and Mariah Baker; and the awesomest great-grandpa to 14, Robert Baker IV, Kevin Baker, Lillian Baker, Bridgette Baker, Leah Baker, Alexander Baker, Randall Carver II, Isabella Marie Novak, Genevieve Mae Goldman, Horatio Gene Goldman, Kylie Allison Reid, Kaiden Alexander Reid, Killian Archer Allison and Khloe Carmichael.
Born Nov. 12, 1928, in Easley, South Carolina, to Ernest Russell Baker and Mary Elizabeth Norman, he was the eldest of eight children. As a ninth grade student at Pickens High School, he received an appointment to the U.S. Senate Page School and arrived in Washington D.C., in January 1942. He was head page by 1945, assistant secretary to the minority by January 1954 and elected by acclamation to secretary to the majority in the senate by January 1955. Meanwhile he graduated The Page High School went on to college and received his law degree from American University. He knew so many different presidents beginning with FDR but was closest to LBJ.
After leaving the government he went into real estate and motel businesses. He was a true force of nature, a fabulous raconteur, and simply loved meeting and greeting everyone. Most of all, he enjoyed all the generations of children in his life.
He will be best remembered as a loving, kind, and generous son, brother, husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, uncle, and friend.
Services will take place at St. Anastasia Catholic Church on Dec. 1, at the 9 a.m. service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the .
Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park (www.craigfuneralhome.com) is assisting the family.
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Published in St. Augustine Record on Nov. 15, 2017
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