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“From our earliest days in Florence with the mid-70's cabinet shop to the many years of the mail route, we both always considered it a pleasure and...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Petrea and John Norman - Florence, TX

“To the family he meant so very much to all of us and always showed me how to laugh and he spread joy wherever he went. A good un gone but we'll see...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Jeff Cox - Hewitt, TX

“I remember well the hardware store, with that old woodburning stove going on cold winter days like today, Doug's contagious sense of humor and Helen...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Gayle Baker - friend

“I loved going into the hardware store and seeing Doug. He always made me laugh, and I left happier than when I came in. What a gift of happiness...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Cristy Daniell - Florence, TX

“I am sorry for your loss. Doug was a wonderful person and always brought a smile or chuckle when you saw him. He will be missed. I am sure he was...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Lois Bland - Florence, TX

“May God be with you all during your time of morning. We will miss Doug, and Helen, he was a very good man that loved life and family. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Brent Cox - Killeen, TX

“I'm so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you during this difficult time and provide you with comfort. My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Carol Roll - Pflugerville, TX


Douglas Arden Baker, Sr., age 89, of Hamilton, Texas passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2013. He was born in Mahomet, Texas on August 1, 1923 to Link and Nellie (Clark) Baker and was the fourth child out of five. Doug proudly served our country in the United States Air Force during World War II, before he married the love of his life, Helen Isbell on February 7, 1946, in Florence, Texas. Doug worked in Lampasas, Texas before going to work on Fort Hood for 30 years. After his first retirement from Fort Hood, he and Helen bought Florence Hardware which the two of them ran for 16 years. Then, Doug retired for a second time before jumping back into the workforce with Isbell Construction.

Doug was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Helen Isbell Baker; sisters: Emily Fry, Stella Allen and Dorothy Ganaway; brother, Sam Baker; and granddaughter-in-law, Misty Harrell.

To cherish his memory, Doug leaves behind his son, Douglas Baker Jr. and wife Elaine of Hamilton, Texas; daughter, Traci Harrell of Florence, Texas; grandchildren: Angie Christinson and husband Greg of Weir, Texas, Cindy Altom and husband Kenneth of LaGrange, Texas, Sesh Harrell of Salado, Texas; Angel Slager and husband J of Atsugi, Japan, Kati Harrell of Florence, Texas, Mika Harrell of Hutto, Texas and Sonny Dixon of Hamilton, Texas; as well as 11 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 14, 2013 at Ramsey Funeral Home in Georgetown. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 in the Chapel of Ramsey Funeral Home with Pastor Roy Smith officiating. Interment will follow at the Florence City Cemetery, in Florence, Texas.

Honored to serve as pallbearers includes: Eddie Isbell, Allan Isbell, Randy Isbell, Brian Burson, Ronnie Knight and Tommy Kanetzky.

You may share a message or memory in the memorial guestbook at www.RamseyFuneral.com.

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