A gathering for family and friends for Stephen Lance Baker, 67, of Edgewood, Texas, was held Friday, May 28, 2021, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Edgewood.
Stephen passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021, at his home in Edgewood.
Stephen Lance Baker was born Oct. 22, 1953, in Meridian, Texas, to parents Dale Lee Baker and Cleo Ann McNeill Baker. He was raised in various areas of Texas. After graduating from high school, Stephen served his country by enlisting in the United States Army. He married Dorothy Des Angles on Nov. 27, 1987, in Kaufman County and they moved to Edgewood in 1988 to make their home. Stephen attended Kilgore Police Academy and worked in law enforcement in Broken Bow, Okla., Grand Saline and Seven Points in Texas.. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans organization. Stephen loved his horses and enjoyed leather work. He was a loving husband, father and friend.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Cleo Baker and sister, Diana Gail Baker.
Stephen is survived by his wife, Dorothy Baker of Edgewood; sons, Stephen L. Baker, Jr. of Coppell and Johnathon L. Baker of Edgewood; uncle, Mike McNeill and wife, Judy, of Stephenville; nephews, Mark McNeill and Michael McNeill; three grandchildren and good friends, Ed Holland, Noland Bradley and Dexter Barcley.