Jerry Wayne Baker

Jerry Wayne Baker, 60, of Poteau died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, in Poteau.Jerry was born April 29, 1951, in Falls City, Neb., to LeMoyne Cecil and Anna Marie (Schlosser) Baker. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, serving in Vietnam. He was employed at Pansy Kidd Middle School in Poteau. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Poteau. Jerry loved to play with his grandchildren, do woodworking, collect coins for his children and grandchildren, and raise Rottweilers. He always worked hard for his family. He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents.Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Carol of the home; daughters and sons-in-law, Jayla and Jim Craig, and Kaycee and Jeremy Quarry of Poteau; four grandchildren, Jessa Craig, Baleigh Quarry, Warrick Quarry and Jenci Quarry of Poteau; mother, Anna Marie Baker of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Lawrence Baker of Choctaw and Charles Baker of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Mary Ann Hansen of Spring Hill, Fla., and Peggy Escritt of Bethany; and mother-in-law, Mildred Easton of Poteau.Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at First United Methodist Church in Poteau with Rev. Dr. Greg Tener and Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau, with military honors from the U.S. Marines.Pallbearers will be Alan Hawkins, Lee LeMaster, Bud Killion, Vernon Midgley, Vance Smedley, Tod Dershem, Fayette Billy, and Clarence Powell.Online messages may be left at are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.