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March 11, 2014

Rayburn “Ray” Donald Baker Sr

Rayburn “Ray” Donald Baker Sr., 86, of Granbury, passed away March 7, 2014, in Granbury.


Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Cowboy Church of Erath County with Werth Mayes and John Tunnel officiating. Burial will be held at 3 p.m. at Willow Pond Cemetery, Mineral Wells. Visitation was Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Stephenville Funeral Home. 


Ray was born on June 23, 1927, to the late Dick Wilburn Baker and Mary Alice Hughes in Perrin. He served in the Army during WWII and was a member of the American Legion in Granbury. Ray worked as butcher and restaurant owner. 

He married Virginia Carver on Feb. 19, 1994, in Mineral Wells. Ray was a member of Cowboy Church of Erath County.


Ray is survived by his wife, Virginia Baker; daughter, Rhonda and husband Jimmy Fowler; three grandchildren, Jerry Fowler and wife Tammy, Donald Fowler and Chris Baker; great granddaughter, Chase Baker; great- great grandchildren, Levi Baker, Joshua Barrett; brothers and sisters, Bobby Baker and wife, Sue, Clara and Shorty Hestilow, Larenda and Bill Raffale, Louise and Jim Tully.


Ray was preceded in death by his first wife, Rita Hudson Baker, on June 14, 1992; son, Rayburn Baker Jr.; great-granddaughter, Stormi Barrett; one sister and three brothers.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mission Hospice, 505 N Ridgeway Dr. Ste. 173, Cleburne, TX 76033.

Online condolences may be made at www.stephenvillefh.com.

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