Walter C. Baber, 88, of Texarkana, AR passed away November 26, 2012 in a local nursing home. Mr. Baber was born February 18, 1924 in Ben Lomond, AR to Walter and Lena Baber. He was a member of Genoa Central Church of Christ, The American Legion and The Postal Workers Union. He attended Texarkana College where he played basketball. He worked on the Texarkana Korea Vietnam Memorial. Mr. Baber was retired from the U.S. Post Office, and was a WWII Army Air Corp veteran.
Mr. Baber was preceded in death by his wife Marthene Baber and a grandson Daniel Blake Nicholson.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Denise and Danny Nicholson of Texarkana, AR, and Charlotte and Jerry Braley of Genoa, AR; Brother, Earnest Baber of Crestview, FL; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Boyce and Claudine Johnson of Texarkana, AR, Maxie and Carolyn Johnson of Texarkana, TX and Prentiss and Karen Johnson of Texarkana, AR; 4 grandsons, Andrew Nicholson of Texarkana, AR, Jodie Gatlin of Genoa, AR, Brett and Carmen Gatlin of Texarkana, TX, and Shane and Rosie Gatlin of Wake Village, TX; 7 great grandchildren, Jarrod Simmons, Garrett Gatlin, Joseph Gatlin, Emily Gatlin, Grant Gatlin, Jordan Gatlin, and Aiden Gatlin; and one special cousin, Hamilton Hill of Bryant, AR.
Graveside service will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday, November 29, 2012 at East Memorial Gardens under the direction of East Funeral Home – Downtown with Brother Chris Hooten officiating.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the funeral home.
Online tributes may be made at www.eastfuneralhomes.com.