Buford D. Baker

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Buford D. Baker, age 89, of West Fork, died Sunday July 7, 2019 at his home. He was born October 9, 1929 in Onda, Arkansas the son of William Edgar and Arizona Richardson Baker. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Amy Baker; brother, Victor Baker and sister-in-law Peggy Baker. Buford served in the United States Navy for 23 years achieving the rank of Chief Petty Officer. In retirement he shared his love of fiddle music performing in a variety of venues for family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Margaret Baker; three daughters Dawn Brown and Bob Marr of Eureka Springs, Denice Parkhurst & her husband Douglas of Springdale and Glenda McSpadden & her husband Bill of Bentonville; a son, Jimmy Baker & his wife Karen of West Fork; two sisters, Connie Freriks of Stinnett, Texas and Yvonne Hutchison of Farmington; two brothers Bud Baker and Randall Baker, both of West Fork; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Moore's Chapel. Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Friday at Moore's Chapel followed by burial at Zinnamon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Washington Regional Medical Center Hospice, 325 Longview, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703 or Baptist Ford Community Church. To sign the online guest book, visit

Published July 10, 2019

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