Tommy Joe Baker

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SNYDER - Tommy Joe Baker, 77, died April 21, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral service will be April 28th at 2 p.m. at Colonial Hill Baptist Church in Snyder, with Dr, Tommy Culwell officiating. Services are under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home. He joined the Army National Guard Jan. 31, 1958, as a Security Policeman and served four years and four years inactive. He married Kathleen McMillan in Sedan, KS June 6, 1962. After his time in the Army National Guard he did what he loved, working as a cowboy on the Floyd Mills Ranch in Kansas. Tommy worked in the oil field for Koch Industries then, FMC, Meter Check and Angus Measurement. Prior to moving to Snyder, he co-owned and worked an oil lease with his father-in-law, John McMillan in Peru, Ks. Snyder has been their home for the past 25 years. His favorite past times were team roping, Calf Roping, Golf (getting a hole-in-one), spending time driving Kathleen around the countryside enjoying nature and enjoying his time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Gene Baker;two Sisters, Lena Mae Houser and Linda Coyendall. Survivors include his wife Kathleen Baker of Snyder; son, Troy and daughter-in-law, Nancy of Stanton; daughters, Lisa Buff and son-in-law, Kevin of Abilene and Sara Grinslade and son-inlaw, Rob of Andrews; seven grandchildren, Tyler Baker, Megan Baker, Holly Buff, Kelsey Buff, Emily Buff, Wyatt Cole, and Abby Grinslade; brother, Gary Baker and sister-in-law Mary Helen of Harper, KS and brother-in-law, Jon Coyendall of Harper, KS. The family request memorials be made to Cogdell Home Health and Hospice; 1700 Cogdell Blvd.; Snyder, Tx. 79549 or Colonial Hill Baptist church; 3506 El Paso; Snyder, Tx. 79549

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