More detail on this person: DEBARY -- Donald
L. Baker, 67, of East Constance Road, a retired
U.S. Army warrant officer, died Tuesday at home.
Mr. Baker was born in Leroy, Ill., and moved to
this area in 1989 from Georgia. He was also a
former Realtor for the ERA Sun of Florida. He
enjoyed working on the computer and his miniature
dachshund. Survivors include his companion, Hilda
Turner; two daughters, Michelle Lingus, Virginia,
and Sheila Patterson, Georgia; a sister, Rosemary
Zirkel, Arizona; and four grandchildren. Memorial
donations may be made to Hospice of
Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port
Orange, FL 32129. Altman-Long is in charge.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on July
He served 30 years in the military, protecting our rights to freedom. He was a decorated combat medic in Vietnam, returning as a Chinook pilot in the same war where he was awarded numerous medals for bravery and honor. CW4 Baker continued to train his fellow soldiers in the fine art of flying in combat and reconnaissance, including head of aircraft at 82nd Airborne. He was the epitome of the lifetime soldier.
Burial: Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: We will together spread your ashes in the ocean so that you may return to all those lands that you have visited.
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