November 26, 1962 - October 17, 2018
Bruce Baker, III
Pittsburg, KS: Bruce Baker, III, age 55 of Pittsburg, KS, passed away at his home at 11:55 PM on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.
Bruce was born in Council Bluff, IA on November 26, 1962 to the union of Bruce Baker, Jr. and Irma Marie (Smirl) Brown.
He grew up in Pittsburg, KS, but spent most of his adult life in Phoenix, AZ. He worked as a Residential Window Glazer, and was a member of the American Legion Cells. He enjoyed working on old cars and riding quads in the desert dunes of Arizona.
Family was always special, and he loved being a husband, father, brother, son, and grandpa to his survivors: his wife, Sheila May (Parker) Baker of Pittsburg, who he was united in marriage with on December 31, 1989 in Mesa, AZ; his mother, Irma Brown (husband, “Jim”) of Pittsburg; three sons, Adam, Christopher Barrett of Pittsburg, and Kyle Baker of Pittsburg; two daughters, Chanda Jackson of Pittsburg, and Crystal Rogers (husband, Michael) of Pittsburg; two brothers, Randy Wilson of Miami, OK, and Jeff Wilson of Grove, OK; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bruce Baker, Jr., three sisters, Vicki Ard, Katie Key, and Trish Baker; and one brother, Max Wilson.
Mr. Baker was entrusted to Derfelt Funeral Home of Columbus for cremation. The family will hold a memorial service on November 10, 2018, with the time and location to be announced at a later date.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.derfeltfuneralhomes.com.