Bruce Leon Baker
Bruce Leon Baker, 84, died on June 11, 2023 at his home in Pearland, TX. Born in Forum, AR on June 11, 1939. He was the son of late James Baker and Drue Gulledge Davis. He graduated from high school in St Paul, AR. He then attended and graduated from the University of Arkansas in Fayettville, AR with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1962.
He started his career at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. After a year he took a job with Dow Chemical in Lake Jackson, TX. This lead to him being transferred and in on the ground floor for a new plant for Dow in Russellville, AR. He then worked for Arkansas Nuclear One in maintenance and training. A job for Aramco in Saudi Arabia allowed him and Marvanell to do a lot of traveling as they flew back and forth. Five years later they moved to Rogers, AR where he worked for Crane Co. After the plant shut down he took a job in New Madrid, MO working at a coal power plant. He retired from there.
Interests over the years included car repair, photography, basketball and softball sports leagues with coworkers. He was a scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts for several years. During retirement he enjoyed buying and selling antiques.
Survivors include two sons, Tim and Cheryl Baker of Lampe, MO, James and Rana Baker of Montgomery, TX. A brother, James and Linda Baker of Villa Ridge, MO. Grand children include Kara Armond, Dylan Baker, Alexandra Baker, Hannah Baker and Ramsey Saab. Great grand-children include Arabella and Kaitlyn Armond.
A Gravesite Service will be held at Friendship Cemetery in Sherman, TX on July 1, 2023. He will be laid to rest next to his wife Marvanell Baker who passed away on April 16,2008.