Victor (Vic) Lopez Baker was born January 16, 1947 to Wilson H. and Minnie L. Baker in Boca Raton, Florida. His father serving in the U. S. Air Force meant that Victor traveled to many States and Countries. He played Baseball and Basketball in High School in Kaiserslautern, Germany, then he travelled to Great Falls, Montana and played baseball in school and graduated from Great Falls High School in 1965. Victor followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the U.S Air Force and served four years. He left the service and worked at Marita Breads and managed Wareco Mini Mart on Ivey Lane & Old Winter Garden Road for 25 years. He then worked at Sysco Warehouse as a Security Guard Manager until he retired after 15 plus years. Victor’s greatest enjoyment was Fishing and Cooking. Vic is known for his favorite meal of Fried Pork Chops, French Fries and Campbell’s Pork & Beans which he could eat every day. He was loved by many and touched many lives.
Victor was preceded in death by his father, Wilson Baker, mother, Minnie Baker and his brothers, Wilson Jr. and Dwight.
Victor leaves to cherish his memory; a loving and devoted companion Elouise (wheezy); sister Jacquelyn (Jackie) Barton (Stanley), brother Dwayne Baker, nephews and nieces; Durrell, Tracey, Kisha (Terrance) Aaron, Sr, Sheena (Cedric), Demonte’, Demonae, Jeffery, Randy, Venus, Rico, Aaron, Simone, Danelle and Richard.
A devoted and loving family; Geraldine Neil, Floretine Glover, Charlotte Walker (Jerome), Lorette Dixson, Apostle Dr. Shannon Hall (Truman), Jerome Wilkerson; Godson Jareem Graham; Goddaughters Lisa Williams and Starleatha; a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and loving and caring friends.
Towards the end of Victor’s life, he struggled with health issues, but he fought hard to live. With Victor’s passing our family is saddened, but we are glad that he may now rest in peace.