Lawrence Ray Baker, 69 of Woodstock passed away Monday, September 8, 2014 at the Greenfield Senior Living in Woodstock. A Funeral Service with Military Honors will be held Saturday, September 13 at 11:00 A.M. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock. Pastor Darryl George is officiating the service. Burial will follow at the Massanutten Cemetery in Woodstock.
Mr. Baker was born March 7, 1945 in New York. He is the son of the late William and Fay Sherman Baker. He was married to the late Barbara Smith Baker. He was a Marine Corps veteran, serving in Vietnam and earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnamese Service Medal with 1 Star, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, a Purple Heart and a Presidential Unit Certificate. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Woodstock.
He is survived by a daughter, Debbie Simmons and husband Ronnie of Woodstock; 3 sisters, Ann Baker, Carol O’Leary and Linda Baker all of Winchester; 2 brothers William “Billy” Baker of Washington D.C. and Rick Ward of Florida; 3 grandchildren, David Moore and wife Corrissa, Brianna Neff and husband Chad, and Garland Simmons; 3 great grandchildren, Peyton Moore, Rylie Moore, and Kensley Simmons; and his Greenfield Senior Living family.
The family will receive friends on Friday, September 12 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675.