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    Monday, December 07 2020
    Leroy Clayton Baker

    Posted by: Clarke and Staples Funeral Homes AT 05:08 pm   |  Permalink   |  9 Comments  |  Email
    My deepest condolences to you Shirley. May God bless you and our family. I am very saddened by my fathers passing. I am grateful to his friends and family who contributed to his life. And to those that served with him. Rest in peace Dad I pray your eternal journey is now with our Lord.
    Posted by Julie Baker Hargis on 12/09/2020 - 07:43 PM
    A friend for a lifetime stories we told each other at the restaurant will always be remembered and cherished RIP my friend, cliff the tanker.
    Posted by Clifton Fauble on 12/09/2020 - 07:58 PM
    Leroy will surely be missed by many people. My prayers go out to Shirley and family. I have been blessed to have known him.
    Posted by Ruby Martin on 12/10/2020 - 10:05 AM
    Shirley and family, So very sorry to hear of Leroy's passing but understand he had been in a great deal of pain. He is through with pain and suffering and I am sure the only regret he had about leaving was the fact he was leaving you all behind, but praise God he is now whole again and reunited with so many loved ones. God is so good all of the time! Shirley and Shelia we continue to keep you in our prayers also. God Bless and Keep You All. Jack and Margaret
    Posted by Jack and Margaret Richards on 12/10/2020 - 01:48 PM
    Cynthia Settle, Judy Zellers, Emilee Settle, Eli Settle, Gabriel Settle, Jonathan Settle, Joshua Settle, and Charles Zellers.
    Posted by Cynthia Settle on 12/10/2020 - 04:04 PM
    This man was so nice when I lived in Victoria. He will be missed by family and friends. Sorry to hear, prayers for all.
    Posted by Phyllis Hawks on 12/10/2020 - 10:14 PM
    So sorry to hear of Leroy's passing. I learned something new almost every time I met him. Several times he had my back. I did appreciate that and was lucky enough to have told him. He got the biggest kick out of saying, "Hey Leroy!" to me at exactly the same time I said, "Hey Leroy!" to him. I'm going to miss that.
    Posted by Leroy Marshall on 01/09/2021 - 01:08 AM
    He was always a regular at Mildreds where I worked...he always asked how my kids were and was greeted with a hug always..good memories...he will be missed...prayers to his family ❤️
    Posted by Tracey Moore on 01/10/2021 - 08:34 PM
    I am so sad to hear of this news. I have been trying to contact Uncle Leroy for some time now. I guess by me keep putting it off and putting it off, God had other plans. I am his brother, Barney's grandchild. I would have loved to come and sit with him and just talk. I know we have had a few long, good conversations and I am so grateful. I do regret, their were not more. I pray for his wife and children. May God give you each strength and comfort.
    Posted by Dorothy Harrell on 05/18/2021 - 04:41 PM

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    Leroy Clayton Baker, 83, of Kenbridge, Va. went to be with the Lord on December 7, 2020. He was the father of the late William Bradford Baker; was the last surviving child of the eleven born to Richard Edward Baker and Iva Mae Pierce Baker. Edith Mae, Rosa Elizabeth, Barney William, Colon Eugene, Robert, Iva Lee, June Faye, Lloyd Albert, Earl Julian and Ada Louise preceded him in death. His childhood years were spent in Chesapeake, Va. He graduated from Great Bridge High School and was a lifetime member of Centerville Baptist Church in Great Bridge. After high school he joined the US Army and then the Virginia National Guard where he retired after 32 years of service.  He worked at Naval Support Activity Norfolk in Chesapeake, Va. where one of his duties was training German Shepherds. He later worked at MATES at Fort Pickett, Blackstone, Va. where he was a tank mechanic. He volunteered many years of service on local fire departments and rescue squads. After his retirement he drove for Cedar Tech and later Biggs construction where he was in charge of transporting heavy equipment to and from jobsites. Leroy always wanted to learn something new so he took on the operations at the Lunenburg County Airport. From fuel supply to the weather station to grass cutting he was dedicated to all of it. He is survived by his wife of 43 years Shirley Ann Martin Baker; his daughter, Julie Baker Hargis; step-daughters, Kim Lail Biggs and Shelia Lail Peade; sister-in-law Anna Baker and special niece DeeAnna Turlington. Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic – services were private.  Leroy was interred in the Kenbridge Heights Cemetery. Please consider memorial doantions to the Kenbridge Fire

    Department or Kenbridge Emergency Squad in memory of Leroy Baker.

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