R. Bruce Baker

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mr. Robert Bruce Baker, 55, died April 23, 2009 at Norfolk General Hospital. He was born in Nansemond County, a son of the late Garland Robert Baker, Jr. and Patricia Ann White Baker.
Mr. Baker was retired from the customer service department at Union Camp Corporation and was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Mary Cross Baker; one son, Steven Robert Baker of Fairfax; his stepmother, Jane Baker of Suffolk; two sisters, Hope Galishoff (Mitchell) of Alabama and Sherri Hines (Mike) of King William; one brother, Bobby Baker (Debbie) of Mechanicsville; one step-sister, Donna Kay Lewis (Jimmy) of Holland; two nieces, Emily Galishoff and Grace Baker; three nephews, Charlie and Taylor Hines and Adam Baker; numerous other family members; and very close friends, Richard and Jill Donovan of Carrsville.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Beaver Dam Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Richard Peerey officiating. Interment will follow in the church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the church and suggests memorials be made to Beaver Dam Baptist Church Building Fund, 3593 Carrsville Highway, Franklin, VA 23851.
Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, is in charge of arrangements.

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