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Roy Baker

April 26, 1929 — October 26, 2016

Roy Marshall (Robin) Baker, of Seguin, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at the age of 87. He was born during the depression, on April 26, 1929 in a small shack in Hornbeak, Tennessee, with no running water, electricity or indoor plumbing. He was number 9 of 10 children and his family farmed cotton and corn on 20 acres, with two mules (named Red and Alec). After graduating, from Dixie High School in 1948, he joined the US Airforce.

In 1954, while stationed at Walker AFB, in Roswell, NM, he met Dixie Helene Nickolas on a blind date. They were married in Andover, Canada, shortly before he was transferred to Nouassuer Air Depot (Casablanca, Morrocco), where their first son, Samuel Carl Baker was born. In 1964, while stationed at Eielson AFB, Alaska, their second child, Daniel Vernon Baker, was born. Robin Spent 26 years in the Airforce, rising from Private to Senior Master Sargent. He ultimately retired from Kelly AFB in 1974.

His family settled in Seguin, Texas. He loved to fish, hunt, play fast pitch softball, square dance call and make new friends, wherever he went. He always took care of his family, from spending money to help support his father, to putting both of his sons through college, to feeding his grandchildren breakfast tacos and donuts, every Sunday. Forever full of himself, being in his company was always a pleasure. His friends and family will miss him dearly and will treasure all the happy memories they spent with him.

Survivors include his children, Samuel C. Baker and wife Dora Morales, and Daniel V. Baker and wife Cindy; grandchildren, Erica R. Serna, Christopher J. Serna, Jr., Jesse D. Baker, Dixie Baker, and Andrea Mullen and husband Michael Mullen; great grandchildren, Ali'anah and Jameson Velasquez, and Evalynn and Evan Baker, and sister, Naomi Craddock.

Military Honors will be rendered at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Memorial Service at Palmer Mortuary Chapel at 2:00 p.m., services will conclude in the chapel.

Funeral Arrangements are under the care of Palmer Mortuary & Cremations, located at 1116 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155, (830) 379-9430. Please log on to:, for help ordering a floral offering, and or to sign and or view the guest book.

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