Thomas Newton Baker obituary

Thomas Newton Baker Obituary

Bakersfield, California, United States

January 30, 1921 - February 06, 2017

Share Obituary:
780 Views
Thomas Newton Baker obituary

Thomas Newton Baker Obituary

Jan 30, 1921 - Feb 06, 2017

This obituary is administered by:
Thomas Newton BakerJan. 29, 1921 - Feb. 05, 2017VisaliaThomas Newton Baker was born on January 29, 1921 in Glendale, AZ to John T. and Cora B. Baker. He passed away peacefully at home at the age of 96 on Sunday, February 05, 2017.Tom graduated from Kern County High School in Bakersfield, CA in 1939. He met and married Mary Isabell Guinn. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1943-1946. Returning home, Tom and Mary relocated to Porterville, CA where they lived and raised their family. Tom taught welding and machine shop at Porterville High School from 1955-1964 at which time he moved to Porterville College, becoming the head of the Trades and Industry Department, retiring in 1977. In February 2009, Tom met and married Beatrice Allen. Tom enjoyed Friday night potlucks and singing, playing Bingo and visiting friends. He loved hunting, and telling stories of his trips. On sunny afternoons he enjoyed watching his great grandkids play outside, sharing an ice cream sandwich. He had a unique sense of humor, a genuine interest, and a love for candy and sweets. He will be missed dearly by all those that had the chance to know him. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary and son Thomas. He is survived by his wife Beatrice, daughter Lucinda Oliver (Bill), step-daughter Diana (Lonnie) Corley, step-son Calvin (Judy) Hendrex, step-son Jay Jackson and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who will miss him greatly.
You can to the family or in memory of Thomas Baker.

Guestbook

Loading...

Consider Viewing

Search for similar obituaries in: Bakersfield, California, United States
obituary photo for Shanice

Shanice L Pough

Oct 08, 2003 - Jul 07, 7777
Los Angeles, California
United States
obituary photo for Yuleisy

Yuleisy Gomez

Apr 28, 2003 - Feb 28, 2100
Half Moon Bay, California
United States
obituary photo for Riley

Riley Cameron Meyers

Aug 17, 2003 - Sep 21, 2095
San Diego, California
United States
obituary photo for Jennifer

Jennifer Lopez Puentes

Jul 08, 1999 - Sep 11, 2082
Placerville, California
United States