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Garland Irving Baker, Jr., 71,

Garland Irving Baker, Jr., 71, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away on May 21, 2019.  He was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas on March 28, 1948 to the late Garland I. Baker, Sr. and Nellie Hogg-Baker.

He was an avid sportsman who loved being outdoors and proudly served in the United States Navy and served in the Vietnam Conflict.

He is preceded in death by his wife Sharron Baker. Garland leaves behind his loving daughters Jessica Baker and Robyn Baker.

A family hosted memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400



  • Glenda Tolson Posted May 22, 2019 3:34 PM

    I have some great memories of fun times with Junior & Sharron. Many get together – camping, fishing, canoeing, and cookouts. He was a top-notch archer, fisherman, and cook. He loved to be with family and friends. I truly enjoyed my friendship with both Junior and Sharron.

    • Jessica Baker Posted May 22, 2019 5:33 PM


    • Jessica Baker Posted May 27, 2019 9:13 PM

      Thank you for your kind memories. There is a memory next Saturday if you wish to come.

    • Gail Bubbus Spadoni Posted June 4, 2019 2:20 PM

      I remember my friend Annelle Sanders telling me and Shirley Crow stories about you guys with, Fritz, Keough , and Garland having fun.

  • Cheryl and Jeff Meggers Posted May 27, 2019 6:14 PM

    Garland was a wonderful person. He loved hunting and fishing. You could not ask for a better neighbor. Mr Garland will be greatly miss. God be with his family and friends in this difficult time.

  • Melissa Crawford Posted May 29, 2019 8:46 AM

    Garland and I shared many good years. I will cherish the wonderful memories we made together. He was the best “Papa G” to our granddaughter’s. He loved them both but Makinsey was special to him. I did love him so much. Heartbroken…..

  • Diane Hargis Currie Posted June 3, 2019 4:12 PM

    I am so sorry I was never able to catch up with Junior as adults!! My mother told me he had passed away long ago. Wish I had known he was in Hot Springs. Our parents were very very close and he and I went to school together. The only picture I have of him was at my 10th birthday party. I think Nellie was in it too! We had some great times at the Worm Ranch!

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