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Richard Owen Baker

September 28, 1935 October 27, 2018
Richard Owen Baker
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Obituary for Richard Owen Baker

Richard Owen Baker, 83, husband of Sylvia (Wagner) Baker of Skymont Road, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018 at his home.
Mr. Baker was born on September 28, 1935 in Weyers Cave, Virginia a son of the late Owen and Leannah (Early) Baker.
Richard was a member of Cherryvale United Methodist Church where he served as Chairman of the Board for nineteen years and held other various offices of the church. He was a 1953 graduate of Weyers Cave High School, a proud veteran of the United States Navy Reserves, and worked all of his life in the automotive field retiring in 2012 from Advance Auto Parts. Mr. Baker was a member of the Staunton Volunteer Fire Department for 55 years, serving in all offices of the department, he was past President of the Virginia State Firefighters Association and a member of the Augusta Lions Club.
In addition to his parents Mr. Baker was preceded in death by a brother, Charles William “Bill” Baker.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 46 years is a son, Danny Baker and his wife Susan of Staunton; three daughters, Robin Wilson and her husband “Jerry” of Verona, Christie Piner and her husband Keith of Staunton, and Denise Roberts and her husband James of Buena Vista; ten grandchildren, Heather, Megan, and Chris Baker, Tyler, Matt, and Jordan Wilson, Colin and Maddy Piner, Brandy Southard, and Brian Wade; eleven great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Bruce Wade.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2018 in the Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory and the residence at other times.
A celebration of life will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 1, 2018 in the Coffman Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Clayton Payne.
Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Memory Gardens.
Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Lynn, Gayland Davis, Larry Ward, and Jerry Reeves.
It is suggested those desiring make memorial contributions to the Cherryvale United Methodist Church, 709 Cherry Hill Drive, Staunton, Virginia 24401.
Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory, 230 Frontier Drive, Staunton is in charge of his arrangements.

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6:00 PM 10/31/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/31/2018 8:00:00 PM
Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory

230 Frontier Drive
Staunton, VA 24401

Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory
230 Frontier Drive Staunton 24401 VA
United States

Funeral Service




11:00 AM 11/1/2018 11:00:00 AM
Coffman Funeral Home Chapel

230 Frontier Drive
Staunton, Va 24401

Coffman Funeral Home Chapel
230 Frontier Drive Staunton 24401 Va
United States

Cemetery Details


Oaklawn Mausoleum and Memory Gardens Final Resting Place

1921 Shutterlee Mill Road
Staunton, VA 24401

1921 Shutterlee Mill Road Staunton 24401 VA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Cherryvale United Methodist Church

709 Cherry Hill Drive
Staunton, VA 24401

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