Mr. Bobby “Bob” G. Baker of Nashville, IL, departed this life at his residence in Nashville on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:00 AM. He had attained the age of 80 years, 9 months and 9 days.
Mr. Baker was born on May 16, 1935 in Marion, IL, the son of James D. and Mary (Miller) Baker. He was united in marriage to Dorothy D. Smith on February 6, 1953 in Anna-Jonesboro, IL and she preceded him in death on October 29, 2002. He later married Carolyn James on May 28, 2010 at Second Baptist Church in Du Quoin, IL and she survives his passing.
Bobby served as a heavy equipment operator in the US Army Engineers (Korea) and as a lineman-electrician in the US Navy (Seebees). He was a member of the IBEW Electrical Works and retired from Illinois Power as a line foreman. Bobby was a member of the First Baptist Church in Nashville, the American Legion Post 110 of Nashville and a life-time member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 513 in Du Quoin, IL.
Left to mourn his passing is his wife Carolyn Baker of Nashville, IL; five children, Cynthia Giacoma and husband Steve of West Frankfort, Bill Baker and wife Pat of Nashville, Bryan Baker and wife Nancy of Citra, FL, Donna Klie and husband Gregg of Richview and Cheryll Krueger and husband Randy of New Minden; a sister, Linda Sue Holmes of Creal Springs; seven grandchildren, Brett Giacoma and wife Lanette, Brady Baker and wife Karen, Blake Baker and wife Taylor, Allison and Alex Klie and Cade and Cayla Krueger; five great grandchildren, two step-sons, Jeffrey Peters of Kady, TX and Daniel Peters of Rockford, IL; a step-daughter, Jeanine DiGuiseppi and husband Matt of Winnebago, IL; five step-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, a brother, Clifton Ray; a sister, Janet Williams; and a granddaughter, Ashley Stanowski.
Funeral services were held at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, IL on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 11 AM with Pastor Scott Sharp officiating. Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery in Nashville, IL.
Military graveside rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 110.
Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church or the American Legion Home in Nashville and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.
Online expressions of sympathy can be made at www.campagnafuneralhomes.com.