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Alvin Baker Jr. | 1941-2018

Published Wednesday, September 12, 2018
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Alvin Baker Jr.

Alvin Baker Jr., 77, of Decatur, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Decatur.

Funeral is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Decatur Church of Christ with Rick Ross and Ron Sanders officiating. Burial will follow at Boyd Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Bobby Daniels, Steve Pittman, Terry Harper, Sam Mandell, Gary Don Mosley, Dusty Baker and Quirt Baker.

Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.

Alvin was born Jan. 20, 1941, in Decatur to Alvin and Evelyn (Whittington) Baker. He married Patricia Pope May 26, 1962, in Decatur. Alvin was on the 1958 Boyd Regional Championship football team. He started to work for the Continental State Bank in Boyd in the summer of his eighth grade year. He worked full-time after graduation from Boyd High School. Alvin left the bank in 1973 to work full-time on his family’s ranch. Alvin was a rancher the rest of his life. He was a longtime member of the Decatur Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years; son Alvin Baker III and wife, Kellye, of Decatur; two grandchildren; and sister Billie Beverly of Irving.

Memorial donations may be made to Jenny’s Hope, Jennys-hope.org; or Wise County Christian Counseling, 1650 S. FM 51, Suite 400, Decatur TX 76234.

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