Robert Nathaniel Baker

Published 10:14 am Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Robert Nathaniel Baker, 68, of Mocksville, died on Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, 2018.

He was born in Davidson County May 9, 1950, one of 15 children belonging to the late Nathan Edward Baker and Helen Mae Johnson Baker.

He was also preceded in death by: his wife, Betty Jean Baker on Sept. 2; a daughter, Crystal Michelle Knight; and 2 brothers, Marvin and Ricky Baker.

The family received friends at Trinity Baptist Church from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. The celebration of life service was at 2 p.m. with Pastor Darrell Cox officiating. Mr. Baker was buried beside his wife in Forest Hill Memorial Park in Lexington.

Memorials: Trinity Baptist Academy, 2722 US 601 S., Mocksville for granddaughter Cloie’s education.

Mr. Baker attended Davie County High School. For the past 40 years, he has owned and operated his own produce company, trucking produce into this area from many parts of the country. He was also a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Survivors: a son, Brian “Keith” Baker of Mocksville; 2 grandchildren, Brittian Knight and Cloie Baker; 2 great-grandchildren, Ava and Ashton Knight; and 12 siblings, Jim Baker (Linda) of New London, Billy Baker of Tyro, Larry Baker (Donna) and Eddie Baker (Laura), both of Lexington, Shirley King (Ralph) of Tyro, Carol Long (Charles) of Advance, Janice Strickland (Jack) of Lexington, Karen Coggins (Don) of Denton, Deborah Walser (Ronnie) of Lexington, Sandra Murray (Jimmy) of Thomasville, Patty Burrow (Mark) of Asheboro and Donna Jean Bivens (Chris) of Lexington; plus many nieces and nephews.