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Sherman Baker

Sherman Baker

Tuesday, May 21st, 1946 Saturday, July 13th, 2019

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Obituary for Sherman Wesley Baker

Sherman Wesley Baker, Sr. of Sutherland Springs, TX was born May 21, 1946 in Stockdale to Ora Belle and Wesley Baker. He left this world on July 13, 2019. He was 73 years old. He grew up in Port O'Connor, helping his dad on his shrimp boat. Later his family moved to the Floresville area where he graduated high school in 1964. He served his country honorably in the US Army and achieved the rank of E5.
In 1967 he married the love of his life, Elaine Yaws. They celebrated 52 years of marriage on April 8th of this year. Together they had twins Sherman Wesley, Jr., and Lesli Sharon, and later another son Brannon Scott.
Sherman was a lifelong member of the Church of God 7th day.
He was one of the founders and first fire chief of the Sutherland Springs Volunteer Fire Dept. He was president of SS Water for 8 years. He resided in Sutherland Springs for 51 years.
He ran and owned his own welding business for many years, and later worked as a ranch manager.
He was preceded in death by his parents Wesley and Ora Belle Baker. He is survived by wife Elaine Yaws Baker, son, Sherman Wesley Baker, Jr. (Jami), daughter, Lesli Sharon Baker Neubauer (Richard), son Brannon S. Baker (Laura). And grandchildren, Lauren Baker Elizondo, (Mike), Cullen and Noah Baker, Abby Baker Turney (Cullen Turney), Katheryn, Olivia and Emily Baker, Richard Louis Neubauer III, (Jessica), Chase Neubauer, Alejandro Baker. Three great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Evelyn Elizondo, Camila Neubauer.
Four sisters and one brother, Joyce Gold, Nona Karnei, Minnie Albert (Franklin) Patricia Minica (Keith), and James Baker (Delaine) and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a celebration of Sherman's life in Nixon, TX at Finch Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 9 A.M. followed by services 10 A.M., with graveside services to follow at Nixon Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandsons: Trey Neubauer, Chase Neubauer, Cullen Baker, Noah Baker, Alejandro Baker, and Mike Elizondo. Honorary Pallbearer, Cullen Turney.
For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements entrusted to Finch Funeral Chapel LLC of Nixon (830) 582-1521.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 18th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Finch Funeral Chapel - Nixon
    308 East Third Street
    Nixon, Texas
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Thursday, July 18th, 2019
    9:00am - 10:00am
  • Service

    Thursday, July 18th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Finch Funeral Chapel - Nixon
    308 East Third Street
    Nixon, Texas
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Thursday, July 18th, 2019
    10:00am
    Officiant
    The Rev. Chip Hines
  • Interment

    Thursday, July 18th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Nixon Cemetery
    1396 County Road 174
    Nixon, Texas
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Thursday, July 18th, 2019
    11:00am

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Ken Mills

Very sorry for your loss. I remember Sherman very well...he was in my class and he and his brother Jimmy spent many an hour with me and my brother exploring the Cibolo River and just hanging out. Rest in Peace....your old buddy Ken Mills
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June O'Dell


Sherman was a great neighbor and friend. He would do everything he could to help a person. We will miss him so much. Our prayers go out to his family.

Donald and June O'Dell
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Elton & Kathryn Holman

Elaine, I am sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.
Sincerely,
Elton and Kathryn Holman
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Elton & Kathryn Holman

Elaine, I am sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.
Sincerely,
Elton and Kathryn Holman
Comment | Posted at 09:21am via Condolence
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Mark and Maria Laskowski

Our deepest condolences. Love you all.
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