Jimmy Roy Baker, 11:00 AM, Monday, May 22, 2017



Jimmy Roy Baker, age 83, made his heavenly transition on May 19, 2017. He was born on May 27, 1933, to Roy E. & Lorene G. Baker, of Midwest City, OK. He married Wanda R. (Moore) Baker on April 19, 1956. They were married 62 years.

Jim graduated from Oklahoma City University and became a High School band director. He taught band for over 40 years and touched the lives of many students. His passion was music and talking sports, but most of all he enjoyed sharing about his Lord and Savior. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was a very talented musician.

Jimmy is survived by his wife Wanda of OKC and his son Kevin & wife, Shannon, of Vinita, OK; 7 grandchildren, Jonathan Campbell, Andrew Campbell & wife, Elysha, Amanda Campbell, Katie Baker, Seth Baker & wife, Christin, Grady Baker and Olivia Baker; 2 great-grandchildren, Maddison and Adrian Campbell. He is preceded in death by his parents; and his daughter, Melinda.

The family will receive friends and family from 6:00-8:00 pm, Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Southern Hills Church of God, 1029 W. I-240 Service Rd., OKC. Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, May 22, 2017, at Southern Hills Church of God.





staci ahhaitty commented on 20-May-2017 08:26 AM
I am so sorry for your loss . I will be praying for your family. I went to Southeast high school! He was my band teacher ! He was fun to be around.
David Baker commented on 20-May-2017 04:44 PM
I am Mack Baker's 3rd son. Roy Baker was Mack Baker's cousin. As a youth, I mowed Roy & Lorene's yard. I now own the house that Jim grew up in. I still live on the Baker homestead. I am sorry to hear of your loss.
Mollie Fitzgerald Babb commented on 21-May-2017 10:43 AM
Dear family, I just saw this pop up on fb. Mr. Baker was so fun and sweet. My friend and I wanted to be in band but were horrible. So, during tryouts, he didn't make us do them, he just let us switch seats....last chair and next to last chair. Then he started a group called "The flag girls". He put us in there. Probably because he didn't want to hear the awful noise that came from our clarinets. LOL He was greatly admired at Mustang! So sorry to hear about his passing. I'm sure he was well loved by family.
Janis Dawson commented on 22-May-2017 03:23 PM
Dear Family, Jim's OkMEA colleagues mourn with you over his death. We are surrounding you with our thoughts and prayers. May this bring you peace and comfort at such a difficult time. OkMEA Cares.
Jeanette Troxel, Russell, Evans commented on 26-Jul-2017 11:07 AM
My brother Daniel Troxel and my sister LaVonda Troxel both were in the band with Mr. Baker. Later in life my husband Bobby (deceased) Russell and I attended church with him at Southern Hills Church of God. He was a very good musician and I could see that he loved what he did. I wanted to be in band but my desire was the piano and you can't take that to ball games. LOL. Sorry for your loss.


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