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Bobby Joe Baker – May 15, 2017

Bobby Joe Baker, 83, of Amarillo passed away peacefully Monday, May 15, 2017.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 19, 2017, at South Georgia Baptist Church with Mike Martin officiating.  Burial will be at 3:00 p.m., in Brown Cemetery in Sunray.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Bobby was born June 1, 1933, in Giles to Joseph and Mittie Baker.  He graduated from Hedley High School and moved to Sunray in 1969.
Bobby purchased Thriftway Grocery Store and operated it for more than 37 years until his retirement.  He was a member of Sunray Baptist Church until moving to Amarillo and joined South Georgia Baptist Church.
He married Valda Day on Feb. 20, 1955, in Perryton.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Candace Cae Baker.
Survivors include his wife, Valda Baker, of Amarillo; a daughter, Kim Hunnicutt and husband Alan of Amarillo; a son, Joe Baker and wife Amy of Frisco;  a sister, Margaret Lair of Amarillo; four grandchildren, Meredith Gilbert and husband Brian of Amarillo, Brian Hunnicutt and wife Stephanie of Richardson, and Emily and Candace Baker, both of Frisco; and a great-grandchild, Grady Gilbert.
The family suggests memorials be made to Snack Pak 4 Kids program at South Georgia Baptist Church.


  • Zela Young Posted May 17, 2017 12:37 pm

    Dear Valda and Family,
    We will forever remember his kind and gently manor. Prayers for peace during this time.
    Manuel and Zela Young

  • Annette McGaugh Rollins Posted May 17, 2017 12:38 pm

    Praying for peace and understanding for his family and friends. So sorry for your loss. Bob and Valda will always hold a special place in my memories.

  • Butch Walters Posted May 17, 2017 1:13 pm

    Valda and family. So sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. He was a good man and I will never forget the opportunity you both gave me working for you at the store. Love and prayers,
    Butch Walters

  • Suzanne Thomas Posted May 18, 2017 2:57 pm

    Sending love and prayers of gratitude for Bob Baker. His legacy and work ethic and sense of humor lives on in his beautiful family. We are thinking of you, Valda, and keeping the whole family in our prayers.
    Suzanne, Pablo, Andrew & Sean O’Brien

  • Lori Pascarella Posted May 18, 2017 3:08 pm

    Dear Baker Family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I know Bobby Joe must have been a great man to raise a son as special as Joe, who I’ve had the pleasure to work with this past year. My thoughts and prayers will be with you as you lay Bobby Joe to rest tomorrow.
    Lori Pascarella

  • Libby Austin Posted May 18, 2017 8:08 pm

    Love and prayers to Valda and family.Will miss Bob sitting in my chair.His sense of humor and love for God and all.

  • Jane McCormick Posted May 19, 2017 8:36 am

    With deepest sympathy and praying that the peace of God covers you all at this time.

  • Kelly Clem Posted May 19, 2017 2:54 pm

    So sorry for your loss of your father. Peace and prayers with you and your family

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