Fred Baker

Fred Kenneth Baker

December 19, 1934 - November 20, 2019
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Fred Kenneth Baker, 84, of Canyon passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Amarillo with Rev. Gene Jones, officiating. Burial will follow at Dreamland Cemetery in Canyon. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 22 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Brooks Chapel. Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Directors. Fred Kenneth Baker was born on December 19, 1934 in Clovis, NM at Clovis Baptist Hospital to Fred and Jennie Radcliff Baker. They had homesteaded in 1906 in Roosevelt County. Kenneth grew up in Portales, NM and graduated from Portales High School in 1954. He attended Eastern New Mexico State University and graduated in 1958. He earned a Master’s of Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1961. He married Louise Reynolds in Artesia, NM on August 17, 1958. They moved to Canyon in 1967 where he worked as the Education Director at First Baptist Church. He retired from the WTAMU Bookstore in 1996. Kenneth was a member of the choir and First Singers at First Baptist Church of Amarillo. He sang for many years with the Panhandle Singing Men. He was also a member of Retired Teachers. He was survived by his wife of 61 years, Louise; his two daughters, Kenet Richerson and Kim Campbell and husband Ron, of Canyon; and two grandchildren, Kara Wyatt and husband Patrick and Ryan Richerson. The family suggests that any memorials be made to your favorite charity.
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  • Visitation

    November 22, 2019 | 7:00pm - 5:00pm
    November 22, 2019 7:00pm - 5:00pm
    Brooks Chapel
    1702 5th Avenue
    Canyon, TX 79015
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    November 23, 2019 | 7:00pm
    November 23, 2019 7:00pm
    First Baptist Church of Amarillo
    1208 S. Tyler St.
    Amarillo, TX 79101
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Melody Swauger

Posted at 12:00am
Louise and girls, I'm so saddened by your loss. Ken was such a good man. Warm your heart with great family memories. Melody Swauger

Kim Price Heathington

Posted at 12:00am
My thoughts and prayers are with family and friends. Kim Price Heathington

bill webb

Posted at 12:00am
Ken and I were friends since 1968. I never met a kinder gentler spirit. Many good memories over the years. Louise, Kenet, and Kim; our family was privileged to have such a close relationship with your family while in Canyon.

Bill Webb, Guyda Webb, Shelly Beshears, and Davalyn Dixon

Posted at 12:00am
Monet's Garden Basket was purchased for the family of Fred Kenneth Baker by Bill Webb, Guyda Webb, Shelly Beshears, and Davalyn Dixon .   Send Flowers What wonderful memories we have of special family times together. Thinking of you all. Bill Webb, Guyda Webb, Shelly Beshears, and Davalyn Dixon

Tina & Roger Short

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Our condolences and prayers to the Baker family during this difficult time! God Bless!

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