Robert “Bob” Dennis Baker

Robert “Bob” Dennis Baker passed away at his home in Dickinson, Texas on Saturday, September 24, 2022 surrounded by his family. He was 76.

Bob was born on May 6, 1946, in Galveston, Texas to Durward Spiller and Patsy Elaine Baker. He attended La Marque High School and graduated in 1964. After high school, he attended Southwest Texas State College where he met the love of his life, Linda Gayle Schrade, at the McCarty Student Center, and they married in January 1968. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education in December 1968. He began his career in the La Marque Independent School District as a math and biology teacher and eventually served as an assistant principal. In 1970, God led the couple to adopt three brothers. As his family grew with the birth of their fourth son in 1977, he took employment at the Amoco Chemicals Refinery as an Operator and then Amoco Oil. Bob was never idle, and when he wasn’t working at Amoco, he ran a lawn service, trimmed trees, and roofed many homes in the area. He retired from Amoco in 1998 and continued his lawn service for many more years.

What was important to him, though, was making memories with his family. Bob had a love for his family, friends, and fast classic cars. One of his favorite past times was attending classic car shows with his boys. Though he owned many different classic cars throughout the years, his favorite was the ‘57 Chevy, and while he always liked Chevy best, he still accepted those who preferred Ford. He also loved making memories in the outdoors, whether it was on a motorcycle with his wife traveling across Texas to see the Hill Country, camping at Inks Lake with family and friends, or working and playing with his boys in Runge.

Throughout his entire life, Bob attended the Church of Christ. He was baptized in his youth and remained a faithful Christian servant. Through his daily actions and choices, he exemplified the life of a servant of Christ, always putting others before himself. His family is grateful for the legacy of his leadership and Christian example. From the time he spent leading songs and prayers at the church to the numerous hours supporting the Gator Band, his life was marked by service to others. He was and remains an inspiration to many for his unwavering faith through the triumphs and trials.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents Durward and Patsy Baker, mother-in-law Betta Schrade, son Mark Baker, and sister-in-law Mary Beth Morgan.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Linda Gayle, sons Donnie Baker and his wife, Kim; Roy Baker; Robert Baker and his wife, Rachel; sisters Janis Allison and her husband, Jim; Susie Sheridan; Gaynelle Hirsch; brother-in-law Bobby Morgan; brother-in-law Gus Schrade and his wife, Mary; and many other loving family and friends.

The Family will receive friends on Saturday, October 1 at 10:00am with a Ceremony at 11:00am at League City Church of Christ, 1801 East Main, League City, Texas 77573. The family welcomes you to wear your favorite classic car apparel.  A graveside service will follow on Sunday at 3:00pm at the Runge Cemetery in Runge, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, you may send memorials to the League City Church of Christ, or Baylor College of Medicine Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases,


  1. Bobby was the best guy I grew up with in LM. He was always true to the Lord. God bless Linda, his sons and his sisters. Precious in the sight of the Lord, he was.

    Dr. Keith & Diane Bellamy
    • Thank you Keith & Diane,
      I am just reading your comments Oct.18th. We are so thankful for friends like you & appreciate your sweet comments. I am at peace “thinking on these good things”.

      Kieth Bellamy
  2. Such a wonderful man. Baptized me and married me. A true inspiration and Godly man. My heart is breaking. I love him and his family so very much.

    Lisa Orsak
    • Lisa,
      Bob was so honored to have the privilege to baptize you into Christ & then to marry you & Ron. We were blessed to have your family as our neighbors in LaMarque & then to worship with you & Ron in League City.
      Thanks you for your sweet comments.

      Lisa Orsak
  3. I’ve always been thankful for the many hours he spent with our group back in the 70’s. A lot of good memories.

    Glenda Moore
  4. Truly one of the best of the best. Good to the core, honest, hard-working, fun and funny. I could go on. The world was a better place because of him. We were better people because of him. Rest in peace, Bobby. I’ll never forget your smile.

    Barbara Wainscott
    • Glenda,
      I think those years working with the LaMarque youth group were some of Bob’s favorite times. He remembered them with love & appreciation for being allowed to help.
      I wish you the best in dealing with some of the same struggles with health issues as Bob did.
      Thank you for your sweet comments.

      Glenda Moore
  5. Our sympathy to all the family, especially Linda. Bob was such a nice person and loved by many of us. Paul and Betty Arnold

    Paul and Betty Arnold
  6. Bob was among the Best of the Best! He talked the talk and walked the walk!

    Dave. & Martha Hollman
    • Dave & Martha,
      Thank you for the sweet comments you added to the Crowder Funeral Home page. We were so glad to be friends & co worshippers of our Lord at the League City Church of Christ with you both.

      Dave Hollman
  7. Bob was the kindest. I wish we had more time with him. The Füss Family wishes we could have came to celebrate his life. Much love to you Linda! Janis, Gaynelle, Susie; our love to you all. Sending all of our comforting thoughts and rejoicing that Uncle Bob has joined his Heavenly Father.

    Bob, Tina, Nehemiah, and Sammie Fuss
    • Thank you Bobby and family. We miss y’all and are glad y’all are ok after the storm.

  8. Our hearts are grieving; Bob we’ve known you since college. We’re grateful for all the memories, your wonderful smile and much more. You were truly a man after God’s own heart. Rest easy now with the angels who’ve gone before you and have been patiently waiting for you to join them.

    Lynda & Kent Hamby
    • Kent & Lynda
      Our friendship began in 1968. Bob was Kent’s student teacher at the junior high in San Marcus. Even though we both moved away from each other we kept in touch, always keeping our special love for each other. I look forward to the time we get to see each other again, especially when we all get to heaven. It really will be a day of rejoicing!
      Much love to you both
      Linda Gayle

      Lynda Hamby
  9. My dad was a good and fair man. I will miss him always. Love ya dad.

    Roy Baker

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