A private family graveside service for Elijah Jackson Baker Jr. will be held on Friday.

Mr. Baker died Nov. 11, 2013, in Harker Heights. He was born July 18, 1932, in Coryell County; this city is known today as Copperas Cove.

He was a longtime resident and small-business owner. Mr. Baker owned and operated a local welding shop along with his son in Killeen for many years, before retiring.

Mr. Baker was preceded in death by his parents, Elijah Jackson Baker and Elva Boyd; a brother, Charles E. Baker; and a sister, Eva Faye Rogers.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Virginia “Bebe” Baker; three children, Barbara Adams and her husband, Gordon, of Salado, Elijah Irvine Baker and his wife, D’Ann, of Killeen and Susan Honning and her husband, John, of Round Rock; one sister, Virginia M. Pool of Tyler; and three grandchildren, Michael Adams, Jonathan (J.T.) Honning and Lana Honning.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen is in charge of arrangements. Offer condolences at www.crawfordbowersfuneralhome.com.

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