George Vernon Baker, age 87, a resident of Burleson, Texas, and former resident of De Queen and El Dorado, died Saturday, December 8th in Burleson, Texas.
He was born to Baley B. and Lilly Elizabeth Perry Baker in Summerfield, Louisiana, on March 3, 1925. He was a veteran of World War II, having served as military pilot with the U. S. Army Air Corp. Mr. Baker retired from the U. S. Air Force Reserve as a chief master sergeant. He married Virginia Dale Atkinson at El Dorado, Arkansas on October 8, 1947. He worked for the U. S. Postal Service in El Dorado, and transferred to De Queen as Assistant Postmaster, and retired as Postmaster for the De Queen Post Office. Mr. Baker was a member of the United Methodist Church, was a Mason, and former Rotarian.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Dale Baker, his parents, his siblings, Claude Austin, Milford, Eurville, Allene, Irene, Ellis, Arnold, and Marie.
He is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law, George, Jr. and Debbie Baker of Burleson, Texas, and Kenny and Vonda Baker Jonesboro, Arkansas, four grandchildren, Travis and his wife, Amy Baker and, Monica Baker all of Ft. Worth, Texas, Max, and Sam Baker of Jonesboro, Ark. ,a great-granddaughter, Georgia Baker of Ft. Worth, Texas, one brother, Donald Baker of Humble, Texas, one sister, Corrine McDade of Houston, Texas, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Vistation and Funeral Services for Mr. George Baker will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 13th in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel, De Queen, AR, with Rev. David Williams officiating. Graveside funeral services with Military Honors will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, December 14th in the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Eldorado, Arkansas, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen. You may send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.