Murray “JR” D. Baker

Murray “JR” D. Baker, Jr., born on Sept. 19, 1930, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at the age of 81. He served as an RM3 in the U.S. Navy.  Murray was an accomplished and professional Western Swing guitarist, most recently playing in his band, the “River City Four.”He was preceded in death by his parents, Murray D. Baker, Sr. and Ethel Ruth Baker; and brothers, Orben Baker, Edwin “Bud” Baker and Frank Baker.Survivors include his children, Paula Kay Baker O’Docharty and her husband, D. Pat, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen D. Baker, and Cynthia Ann Baker Emery; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brother, Emil Baker, and sister, Patsy Saucier.A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 1:30 p.m., at Schertz Funeral Home, Schertz, Texas. A private burial will take place at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, with U.S. Navy Honors, at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.schertzfuneralhome.comArrangements are under the direction of Schertz Funeral Home