Let the memory of Robert be with us forever
  • 62 years old
  • Born on September 28, 1949 .
  • Passed away on August 22, 2012 .

Robert Lee “Bob” Baker, age 62, of Independence, Missouri, passed away from  pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at the family home. Visitation  will be Tuesday, August 28th, from 6-8pm at South Crysler Restoration Branch,  16101 E. Salisbury Rd. in Independence. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am the  next day at the church with burial at Mound Grove Cemetery immediately  following. Bob was preceded in death by brother, Ollie Bratton and sister,  Beverly Baker.  He is survived by his wife, Paulette; sons: Bryan  (Kristina), Chris, and Josh (Erin); daughter, Tina Alstatt (Jeff); 13  grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild on the way; brothers: Roger (Marian)  Bratton, Raymond (Cynthia), and Richard; sister, Marge (Ron) Hayden; nieces and  nephews; and many dear friends.

Bob was a “jack of all trades,” having previously worked at a dental lab,  owned a dry cleaners, worked as project manager for Mobile Video surveying,  custodian in the Independence Public School District, and as a bail bondsman.  While working for the Independence Public School District, Bob was named the  Classified Employee of the month February, 2001, and Classified Employee of the  Year for 2001 prior to his retirement. Bob was proud to have been custodian at  Bryant Elementary when it was the only school to ever receive the Independence  Neighborhood Beautification Award.  In prior years, Bob served as president  of Independence Sertoma, the Soccer Association of Independence, and  Independence 76 Fire Club. Bob loved watching his sons play baseball and  football, and was soccer coach for both Chris and Josh.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Independence School  District Foundation for either the Bob Baker Firefighter Academy Scholarship or  the Bob and Paulette Baker John W. Luff School Scholarship.  Donations may  also be made to the Pancreatic Action Network online at pancan.org   


Posted by Baker Family on 28th September 2016
Happy Birthday Dad!!! I miss you, and cherish the time I got to spend with you daily.
Posted by Baker Family on 22nd August 2016
So hard to believe it was 4 years ago today we lost Dad. So thankful for the time we recieved, thank about those conversations daily.
Posted by Josh Baker on 23rd May 2015
The flowers look beautiful today.

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