Larry Lee Baker, 68, a resident of Hood River, Ore., passed away in his home Friday, Sept. 14, 2012.
Larry was born and raised in Bakersfield, Calif.
Larry served his country in the U.S. Army and went back home to work and attend college.
In 1965, Larry married Carol, his wife of 46 years, who proved to be his life-long love. Eventually, Larry and Carol moved to Hood River where Larry served his community by pursuing his dream of being in law enforcement.
Larry worked as a corrections officer and deputy sheriff at the Hood River Sheriff’s Office. After retiring from the sheriff’s office, Larry continued his dedication to others by being very active in his church and serving as a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Hood River.
Larry was preceded in death by his wife, Carol, in 2011 after she lost her battle with cancer.
He is survived by his son, Stan Baker, daughter-in-law, Dana Baker, grandsons Scott, Sean and Spencer, and two great-grandchildren.
Larry was greatly loved and will be dearly missed by all the lives he touched along the way.
A memorial service will be held 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, at the First Baptist Church of Hood River (1889 Belmont Drive).
Following the memorial service, there will be a procession to Idlewilde Cemetery where Larry will be escorted by an honor guard and then he and Carol will be reunited and laid to rest together.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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