Obit: Robert M. “Robbie” Baker

June 26, 1957 – December 14, 2021

Robert M. “Robbie” Baker, 64 of Natchitoches, passed away December 14, 2021 at his residence after a long illness. He was born in Winnfield on June 26, 1957.

He was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary as Flotilla Commander and served as admissions coordinator for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for Louisiana and Mississippi. Mr. Baker was a 32 Degree Free and Accepted Mason and was a member of several lodges including Calvin Lodge No. 431 F&AM of Calvin, Louisiana, Phoenix Lodge No. 38 F&AM of Natchitoches, and Galilee Lodge No. 31, of Nazareth. (Israel).

He was also a member of numerous masonic appendant bodies which include the York Rite Bodies of Winnfield, Louisiana (Bethlehem Commandery Knights Templar No. 20, Royal and Select Masters Council No. 43, and Royal Arch Mason Chapter No. 59), Scottish Rite Bodies of Monroe, Louisiana, Past Patron of Palestine Chapter No. 55, Order of the Eastern Star, Winnfield, La., Natchitoches Chapter No. 13 O.E.S., and Goldonna Chapter No. 244.

Mr. Baker was a member of West Side Baptist Church in Natchitoches, Retired Captain with the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office. He was a graduate of Northwestern State University and also completed studies in the National Fire Academy as well as the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He was a former police officer and firefighter for the CIty of Winnfield.

Mr. Baker is the son of the late Robert E. Baker and the late Gay R. Worhsam Baker. He was also preceded in death by his former wife Tammy Busby Baker.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 12 years Donna Nelken-Baker, his children Robert Chris Baker, Jason Baker, step-children Casey Franklin (Rachel) and Sean Franklin (Andrea), six grandchildren Barrett Baker, Kennedy Baker, Jaden Green, Koby Green, Sean Aguilar, Conner Franklin and Fitz Levine-Franklin, and sister Judy Jordan (Ronnie). He is also survived by his sidekick “Chevy,” his beloved cat.

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at Westside Baptist Church in Natchitoches with Reverends Steve McCalister and Russell Jones officiating. Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Winnfield with Masonic Rites.

Friends may visit with the family Wednesday at Southern Funeral Home in Winnfield from 5-7 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Grand Chapter of Louisiana O.E.S. Disaster Relief Fund P.O. Box 99, Mt. Herman, LA 70450 or the charity of the donor’s choice.


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