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   West Hill Cemetery
Sherman, Texas

 
Wayne G. Baker 

Sherman- Funeral services for Wayne Gilford Baker will be held at 10:00 am Monday, August 20 at Waldo Funeral Home. Paul Jennings of Grapevine, Texas will officiate. Burial will follow at West Hill Cemetery with Jerry Beard, Bill House, Rusty Sutherland, Chester Sutherland, Earl Cripe and Delbert Clountz serving as pallbearers. Mr. Baker passed away Friday, August 17 at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center at the age of 81. 
Wayne was born on October 7, 1925 in Whitesboro to the late Henry and Ida (Lexton) Baker. He served in the Marine Corp during World War II, stationed primarily in Hawaii. Wayne was assigned to the K9 Unit and also boxed for the Marines. Wayne and Joyce Hicks married on March 2, 1957 in Sherman. He owned and operated Baker Exterminating for 42 years and also had several service stations in the Sherman area. Wayne enjoyed spending time at Lake Texoma and flying airplanes as a pilot for the civil air patrol. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and was a Baptist. 
Mr. Baker is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joyce of Sherman; two daughters, Sandra Griffin and her husband Jerry of Trophy Club and Tonya Johnson and husband Tommy of Frisco; a granddaughter who took special care of her ?Pa?, Erica Griffin of Rockwall; one sister, Pat Beard and husband Jerry of Grapevine; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Mary Thomas, and a twin brother, Wallace Baker. 
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Sunday at Waldo Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans. 
 


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