Gary Lee Baker, Independence, Missouri passed away Saturday, February 25, 2023. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on November 9, 1944 the son of Francis M. and Veronica R.(Majerus) Baker. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a welder by trade. But, he had many and varied interests. He enjoyed fishing, radio controlled airplanes and boats, and was a talented artist. He could oil paint, work with wood, etch glass and paint automobiles and motorcycles. He was even a certified SCUBA diving instructor. He was preceded in death by his father, and a brother, Bob Baker. Gary is survived by two sons, Gary Lee Baker Jr., and Robert Baker, his mother, Veronica Baker, two sisters, Sheryl Salter and Sharon Harrison, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
A gathering to celebrate Gary's life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Legion Post #21, Independence, Missouri. Online condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com