Bobby Lee Baker

May 8, 1949 - December 24, 2018
Bobby Lee Baker


Bobby Lee Baker, 69, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018 at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick.

Bobby was born on May 8, 1949 in Boscobel, Wisconsin to Richard Newell and Elaine Wetter Newell. On June 30, 1978, he married to love of his life, Nancy Bailey in Davenport, Iowa.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Bailey Baker; son, Mike Kelling; daughter, Revilleann Tallon; granddaughter Bella Tallon; and great-grandson, Carter Tallon.
Also surviving is brother-in-law, Ted Bailey; mother, Elaine and spouse, Doug Knudtson; sisters and spouses, Nettie (John) Rosenow, Barb (Larry) Newell; brother and spouse, Doug (Kathy) Knudtson and an extended family.

Bobby enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time and worshiping at the beach. He especially loved spending time with family and friends. He was an active member of the Carolina Beach American Legion Post 129, Pleasure Island Parrot Heads, Senior Center in Leland and Kure Memorial Lutheran Church at Kure Beach, NC. But the love of his life was his family.
After 30 plus years of driving from Iowa to the beaches of North Carolina, saying “someday”, we finally moved.

The family would like to thank the Lower Cape Fear Hospice for their care concerns.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • December 28, 2018
    Pamela Probus lit a candle:
    Lit since December 28, 2018 at 12:45:05 PM

  • December 29, 2018
    Val Davis says:
    Will miss our phriend Bob and cherish our fun times spent together. RIP Bob .. No more pain

  • December 29, 2018
    Kate Cooper says:
    My deepest heartfelt condolences for the loss of Bob. He was a very sweet and funny guy. Nancy I pray for comfort for you and your family. Sending hugs

  • December 29, 2018
    Dave Kendziora says:
    Bob was always there if you needed him. Not only will I miss him but so will PIPH and American Legion Post 129. RIP my friend

  • December 29, 2018
    Billie Bridges says:
    My deepest heartfelt condolences. May You find peace and comfort during this difficult time