Oct. 14, 1934 - Oct. 30, 2012 MUSTANG Gerald (Gerry) T. Baker, 78, of Mustang, Oklahoma passed away October 30, 2012 at Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was born October 14, 1934 to Gordon B. and Hazel W. Baker in Dallas, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart, Madell Young Baker; children, Teri Williams, Robin Hueber, Leslie Baker and Steve Baker; and grandchildren, Shannon Hunnicutt, Amber Anderson, Jonathan Williams, Whitney Phillips, Chad Baker, Matt Williams, Kristin Huebner, Justin Huebner and Jesse Baker. Survived by great-grandchildren, Reese Williams, Jasmine Phillips, Taylin Williams, Izzy Phillips, Jace Anderson, Hailey Williams, an expected great grandson November 27th, Ashlynn Smith, Brayden Burrows, Lily Burrows, Elizabeth Smith and Ana Williams. He is also survived by his sisters, Jeanette Brann and Gail Shipes, as well a brother, Dennis Baker. Mr. Baker served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Unit during the Korean War as a Paratrooper. He was a Division Manager with Lorillard/Loews Coporation and had many part-time jobs after retirement to stay active. He was an extremely patriotic man who loved his family dearly. He loved the outdoors, his lake home, taking care of his lawn and Fox News. He was dedicated to his wife and loved traveling with her. An avid "42" player, he was a fan of the Republican Party, the Sooners, the Dallas Cowboys and more recently, the Oklahoma City Thunder. Everyone who knew him respected his easy-going nature, love of God and family. Funeral services for Mr. Baker are scheduled for Friday, November 2, 2012, 2:00 PM, at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be held on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Providence Cemetery in Navarro County, Texas with Rev. Jay Fraze officiating. An online guestbook is available at by selecting the Gerald T. Baker obituary or please visit

Published in The Oklahoman from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2, 2012