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Cecil R. Baker
Lt. Col. (Ret)
Raleigh
Cecil R. Baker, Lt. Col. (Ret), 79, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at the VA Hospital in Fayetteville, NC. Born on August 11, 1932 in Pochuta, Mississippi; he was the son of the late John Luther Baker and Annie Cooley Baker.
Cecil retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1980 as the Commander of the 1928th Communications Group at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida. During his 30 year career, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Award, the Republic of Vietnam Technical Service Medal, the Bronze Star, and the Republic of Vietnam Air Service Medal, Honor Class. Following retirement, Cecil was the Deputy Personnel Director for the City of Sarasota, FL until 1998.
He is survived by his wife, B. Linda Baker, of Raleigh; children: Cynthia Montgomery, Cecil R. Baker, Jr., John Baker, Barbara Baker and David Baker; step-daughter: Jessica Gordon; grandchildren: Stacey and Brittany; step-grandson: Joshua; siblings, Marie Hornsby, Charles Baker and J.T. Baker; and other family and friends.
Family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM at Mitchell Funeral Home (7209 Glenwood Avenue). Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM at the funeral home, with interment to follow at Raleigh Memorial Park.
Condolences to the family at www.MitchellatRMP.com



Published in The News & Observer on Jan. 3, 2012.
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January 10, 2012
Im sorry for your loss Mr. Baker. If you need anything....let me know. Your Right Hand Man. GO Bulls.
January 6, 2012
You all are in our thoughts and prayers today,tommorow and always.My prayers are wih the family.
David & Pat Smith
January 5, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Cecil's passing. He was a man of honor and he served out country so we could live in saftey. I loved him very much and I know you kids will also. I have good memory of him. Our prayers are with Cecil, Cindy,BJ,John and David. Lind I do not know you but my prayers are wi th you too. God bless his soul and may he rest in piece now.
Terry & Peggy Small
January 4, 2012
Linda, Cecil will be so missed at the v. a. He was very special to us as well as you. Please keep in touch and let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Curtis and Carole Clark
January 4, 2012
May God grant you and your family peace & serenity during this time of bereavement. Know that there is no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Trust God; he'll take care of you.
Francine Lawson
January 3, 2012
Thank you for serving our great country. The sacrifices you and your family have made, help keep our counrry Great and Safe!! Sincerely and Gratefully
Annette Brewington
January 3, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Very sorry to hear about this.
Danny Feskowetz
January 3, 2012
Forever a Hero....
Jessielane Gordon
January 3, 2012
So sorry to hear of Cecil's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Bette Camille Chandler, Jacquelyn Camille Nelson, Elizabeth Camille Walker
January 2, 2012
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January 2, 2012
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