Baker, Edgar L.

Edgar L. Baker
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Mr. Edgar L. Baker, 70, of Portales, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales.

He was born on Aug. 27, 1934, in Portales, to Essie and Sidney A. Baker. He lived most of his life in Portales except for a brief time he was in California, and the time he served in the Army from 1957 until 1959. For a number of years he worked as the janitor and parts chaser for the local Chevrolet dealership. In the mid 1980s he went to work at Sunland Peanuts where he was employed as a janitor. He was a member of the Third and Kilgore Church of Christ and also of VFW Post 9515.

Family members said he enjoyed cars and even did some racing. He also liked to build model cars and was a good pool player, they said.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a nephew, Bobby Givens.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Taylor (and husband, Bob) of Ramah; two nieces, Mary Kay Maloney (Bert) of Portales and Cindy Givens (Tim) of Happy, Texas; five great-nieces and nephews, Julie Pena, Jack and Melissa Maloney, Valerie Struve and Jeremy Givens; and three great-great-nephews, Anthony and Jonathan Pena and Tye Struve.

David Bennett will officiate the services.

Honorary pallbearers are members of VFW Post 9515.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.