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R.C. Baker, 67, of Quincy passed away at 3:35 p.m. Thursday (July 11, 2019) in Blessing Hospital.
Born July 9, 1952 in Kirksville, Missouri, R.C. was the son of Cecil and Doris Orton Baker. He married Linda M. Brinkman on May 30, 1981 in Palmyra, Missouri. She survives.
Mr. Baker served his country with the Military Police in the United States Air Force.
R. C. was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. A 1970 graduate of Memphis, Missouri High School, he received a full ride academic scholarship to Moberly Community College where he graduated with honors. R. C. was a voracious reader and enjoyed playing cards and pool. His greatest joy was the time he shared with his family.
R.C. was the store manager for REX TV and Appliance stores in various cities for several years. He then became the manager of Montgomery Ward in Lincoln, Nebraska until it's closing in 2000 when he and Linda moved back to Quincy. He then was employed at Blue Cross and Blue Shield until retiring due to ill health.
Survivors include his wife, Linda of Quincy; one daughter, Patricia Lint (Jon) of Vinton, IA; two sons, Ryan C. Baker of Lincoln, NE and D.J. Binkley (Shannon) of Lincoln, NE; four grandchildren, Dylan Lint and Taylor Lint both of Vinton, IA, Hailey Bottoms and Kate Bottoms both of Lincoln, NE; four brothers, Larry Baker (Lynn) of Houston, TX, Neal Baker (Cathe) of Quincy, Boyd Baker (Beverly) of Macomb, IL and Bruce Baker (Jill) of Quincy; a sister, Jean Holt (Phil) of Quincy; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Mr. Baker was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant brother, Charles Baker.
A parish prayer service will be held Tuesday morning at 9:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday morning at 10:00 in St. Peter Catholic Church with the Rev. Aaron Kuhn officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in Sunset Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation will be held Monday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Tuesday morning from 9:00 until the time of the prayer services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Peter Catholic Church or the Blessing Cancer Center.
There's still time to send flowers to the Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of St. Peter at 10:00 AM on July 16, 2019.
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