Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at the Baker Family Farm, 6225 S. Baker Road, for Kenneth Baker, 75, who passed away on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Houston. The Rev. Danny Sons of Midway Assembly of God Church will officiate.
Kenneth was born July 18, 1937, in Amarillo, Texas, to C.M. Baker and Veda Rogers. They preceded him in death.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Correnia (Cody) Drummond Baker, of Roswell; sons, Monte Baker and his wife Denise, of Roswell, and Hugh Baker and his wife Andriana, of Roswell; sisters, Melveta Walker, of Portales, and Aileen McAlister, of Portales; granddaughter Gabby Baker, of Roswell; grandchildren, Cole, Warren, Matt and Dusty Baker and wife Carolyn; and his great-grandchildren, Paige and Logan Baker. He is also survived by his dog Su Su, who he loved very much.
Kenneth loved his wife, sons, grandkids and great-grandkids dearly and fiercely. Two of his great joys, besides his family, were traveling in the motorhome throughout the U.S. searching for nutcrackers for his collection, and taking family and friends to the home games of the Dallas Cowboys. He never met a stranger and enjoyed sharing stories and memories. He was always a man of his word and when he told you something he stuck with it. Kenneth lived in Roswell since 1967, coming from Portales. He started trucking at age 14 and then got into custom farming. Soon after, Baker Farms was established as a family-owned farm business. He was an avid supporter of FFA and 4-H.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Kenneth’s name to the local Cancer Society or Midway Assembly of God Church, PO Box 8067, Roswell, NM 88202.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.