Funeral services for Perry James Baker will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at Adair Baptist Church at 2:00 PM with burial to follow at Graham Memorial Cemetery in Pryor. Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Pastor Sam Wilson will officiate. Services are entrusted to Stephens-Key Funeral and Cremation Care.
Perry James Baker was born April 30, 1918 in Leedey, Oklahoma to Oliver Perry "O.P" and Mary Ellen (Bales) Baker. He departed this life on November 27, 2016 at his home in Pryor at the age of 98 years, 6 months, and 28 days.
Perry grew up and attended school in Leedey and graduated from Leedey High School in 1936. In January of 1941 he joined the United States Army. During his time in the army, he served in Africa, Sicily and Italy. He received two Bronze Stars, the National Service Ribbon, and a Purple Heart. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. On December 12, 1945 he married the love of his life Jettie Pauline Williams and from their union came four children. He was a self-employed farmer/rancher.
He enjoyed spending time in Western Oklahoma. He loved people and enjoyed visiting with his family and friends. Perry's passion in life was working his farm and ranch. He was a great man and servant to our country and he will be deeply missed.
He is survived by two sons, Ronnie James Baker and Gary Wayne Baker; two daughters, Jean Ellen Reed and husband James and Sandra Faye True and husband Raymond; eight grandchildren, Susie Jones of Batesville, Arkansas, Tonee True of Pryor, Shelley Holt of Broken Arrow, James Reed of Tulsa, Jennifer Ritter of Coweta, Julie Lehrman of Broken Arrow, Nick Baker of Springfield, Missouri and Jesse Baker of Tulsa and fifteen great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, his parents and three brothers.
Published on November 30, 2016