Robert Homer “Bobby” Baker, Jr.

December 31, 1938 - May 9, 2018
Robert Homer “Bobby” Baker, Jr.

Bobby Baker, age 79, of Wilmington, passed away May 9, 2018 surrounded by his loving family at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center while in Hospice care.

Bobby is survived by his daughters, Bonita Baker Pringle and Allyson Baker Newton (Brent), and his grandson, Caleb Austin Pringle.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Homer Baker and Christine Henry Baker, and his two sisters, Patsy Baker Bryant and Barbara Baker Bradshaw.

Bobby was born December 31, 1938 in Wake county, NC. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His education was very helpful in running his family’s business, Homer Baker Distributing Co., for many years. Bobby spent most days enjoying nature, feeding and watching the birds, and going to his local American Legion, Post #129, to be with friends. In his earlier days, Bobby loved being on the ocean and fishing with his buddies.

A memorial service will be held graveside at Greenlawn Memorial Park on Thursday, May 17 at 11am., Dr. Donnie Lovette will be officiating.

Our father was a family man and wonderful provider with a selfless heart of gold.

Memorial gifts made to Calvary Christian School, 423 N. 23rd St., Wilmington, NC 28405 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive Wilmington, NC 28401, in loving memory of Bobby, would be greatly appreciated.

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

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  • May 13, 2018
    Judy Blanton says:
    Allyson, so sorry to read about your father's death. Be sure that our good Lord will carry you gently through your grief process. Your friend, Judy Blanton

  • May 14, 2018
    LINDA COITE says:
    Bobby was such a kind, gentle and quiet person. We lived across the street from him for 19 years. We would see him occasionally getting groceries after we moved and he was so kind that he came to Bill's service over a year ago. I will always remember him. Best to you all.

  • May 14, 2018
    Kellie Wade says:
    Allyson and Bonita I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for you both.

  • May 16, 2018
    Eddie Price says:
    Bonita and family, My love and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • May 17, 2018
    Nancy Busovne says:
    My condolences to you. I got to know Bobby When I worked at American Legion Post 129 and was very fond of him. He will be missed.