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Donny Baker

Donny Baker

Friday, August 28th, 1953 - Friday, December 13th, 2019
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Obituary

Funeral services for Donny Baker, 66, of Athens, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at Hannigan Smith Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Baker passed away December 13, 2019 in Athens.

Donny was born August 28, 1953 in Athens, the son of James Marvin Baker and Nita Faye (Ridgaway) Baker. He owned and operated Donny’s Paint and Body in Athens for 31 years and took pride in taking care of his customers. Donny was a hard worker but loved to play also, including poker with his friends/family and spending much of his time at the lease. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as mowing and planting his wife’s flowers in their yard. Gramps loved spending time with his family and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Nita Baker; siblings, Jimmie Baker, Danny Baker, Carolyn Craig and Donna Trammell.

Survivors include the love of his life, Jeanne Matto Baker of Athens; children, Canyon Lindley and wife Lindsay of Ft. Worth, Stephanie Simmons of Athens, Russell Baker and wife Leigh Anne of Athens and Jade Rolison and husband Jason of Athens; siblings, Gail Walker and husband Harvey of Blackjack Community, Linda Crabtree of the Bethel Community, Judy Graham and husband Kenneth of Murchison, Cheryl Cade of Murchison, Debra Martin of Athens, Brent Baker of Athens, Larry Baker and wife Pat of Yard and Sheila Henry and husband Johnny of Athens; grandchildren, Sadie Baker and her beau Nicholas, Gabby and Colton Norvell, Lexie Otwell, Ally Simmons, Tanner Simmons, Cooper Rolison, Brittney Baker, Madison Humphries, Emma Lindley and Rylie Lindley.

Serving as pallbearers will be Billy Wagoner, Charles Elliot, Danny McDuff, Richard Walker, Steve Koerth, Russell Baker, Canyon Lindley and Jason Rolison.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Tom Walker, Cooper Rolison, Tanner Simmons, Nicholas Strubhart and Colton Norvell.

Visitation will be held Monday, December 16, 2019 from 6-8:00 p.m. at Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, December 16th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday, December 16th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Hannigan Smith Funeral Home
    Address
    842 SE Loop 7
    ATHENS, TX 75752
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  • Service

    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Hannigan Smith Funeral Home
    Address
    842 SE Loop 7
    ATHENS, TX 75752
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  • Interment

    Location
    Oaklawn Memorial Park
    Address
    3100 FM 317
    ATHENS, TX 75752
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Bill Ashcraft

Posted at 09:32pm
Donnie was a good friend of mine he was a great man loved by all who knew him RIP Donnie. We miss you
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Liz Castleberry

Posted at 06:52pm
I pray for God's Comfort, and Peace, to hold you all through these hard times.
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Russell, I want you to know how much I appreciate you and your friendship. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
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