Robert "Bob" Baker, 65, of Arcanum, Ohio, formerly of Ansonia, Ohio passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Greenville, Ohio.
He was born on February 2, 1954 to the late Edward and Carol (Steed) Baker of Ansonia.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda (Bagwell) Baker, whom he married on February 4, 1985; and his brother Gary Baker.
Bob was a 1972 graduate from Ansonia High School. He had a passion for fixing tractors and other farm equipment. Bob spent over 15 years working for Ron Garrett Chevrolet in Greenville, Ohio as the Parts Manager. When he was not working in the shop, you could find him tinkering with anything he could get his hands on. Bob did not know a stranger. He made friends with anyone and everyone. His caring personality allowed him to be a role model for many teenagers. Bob loved firetrucks and dressing up as Santa Claus. His favorite thing to do after a long day at work was to sit on the couch and enjoy a bowl of vanilla ice cream.
Bob is survived by his children, Angie (Thom) Spurlock of Greenville, and Christopher (Stacie) Baker of Arcanum; his grandchildren, Michael W. (Whitney Yeagle) Johnson, Jr of Greenville, Zachary Robert Baker of Greenville, and Swayze J. Baker of Arcanum; his one great granddaughter on the way; his siblings, Carolyn Fields of Union City, Ohio, Pauline (Bill) Albritton of Versailles, Ohio; his sister-in-law, Wanda Baker of Celina, Ohio; his cherished special friend, Bethany Weaver of Arcanum; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Bob's life will take place on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus with Mr. Chris Cox officiating. Burial will follow at Greenville Township Memorial Gardens in Greenville.
Guest may visit with Bob's family on Thursday from 10:00 AM till the time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tribute Funeral Homes to help the family offset final expenses.
Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com