Larry Baker

Obituary of Larry Dean Baker

Larry Dean Baker 1945-2021 Larry Dean Baker, 76, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away, September 23, 2021, at home of cancer, with his sister, Cleota Johnston, by his side. Larry was born March 13, 1945, to Cleo and Louise (Troupe) Baker. He grew up in Union Star, Missouri, and moved to St. Joseph in 1979 with his parents. Larry worked for 48 years at Specialty Industries, retiring October of 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carolyn (Baker) LaFave; brother-in-law, Jerry Johnston; niece, Dezra LaFave; nephews, Gregory, and Edward Johnston. Larry is survived by his sister, Cleota Johnston; nieces, Jondenna Johnston and Jamie (LaFave) Quinn; great-nephews, Jeremy Patrick (Brandy), Brody Quinn; great-nieces, Colbie Quinn, all of St. Joseph, Missouri, Sherry Logan, Liberty, Missouri, Cassie (Johnston) Hull, DeKalb, Missouri; 2 great-great nephews and 3 great-great nieces. Larry was a member of the Faucett Baptist Church and loved to hug everyone and show his love. He will be greatly missed by his family and his church family. Graveside Service & Inurnment 1:00 P.M. Saturday, October 9, 2021, Union Star Cemetery, where he will be buried with his parents. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the American Cancer Society. Larry has been cremated under the direction of Simplify Cremations & Funerals. All family and friends are invited to attend the graveside service. Obituary and online guestbook at
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Graveside Service & Inurnment

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Union Star Cemetery
6340 NW Thornton Rd
Union Star, Missouri, United States
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