Guy Leonard Baker was born August 19th, 1955 in Providence, RI to the late Henry Baker and Anita (Rodrigues) Baker. He was educated by Providence Public Schools attending E.W. Flynn, Gilbert Stuart, and Central High School. Guy was a member of the drum and bugle corps as well as a martial arts student at the Providence Afro Art Center. He would soon join the United States Navy in 1973, where he served a 2 year tenure.
Upon leaving the military in 1975, he would relocate to Portland, Oregon where he met his wife of 44 years, Caroline Baker. Portland would become his forever home where he turned his passion for culinary arts into a career. He would master his skills from the well renowned chefs within the Portland area and worked with students from the culinary arts school. He learned the intricate details of baking as a Pastry Chef and worked his way up to Head Chef. Guy also worked in group homes assisting individuals with disabilities. He took great pride in the coordination of activities like holiday parties and group outings. Within an extensive career, Guy would eventually retire with the title of Executive Chef.
Guy truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures. You could find him at his local hang out watching football with his friends, catering events, loving on his nieces and nephews, or torturing people with his Patriot team antics. But Guy’s greatest passion and his absolute love were his children and his grandchildren. Guy had an uncanny ability to reach people in a deep and positive way as he met no strangers.
He is proceeded in death by his parents. Guy is survived by his loving wife, Caroline Baker. Four children; Guy Stuckey-Frazier, Andre Brooks, Tamika Baker and Devia (Deeqa) Wright. Six grandchildren; Ashley LaRose, Alonzo (A’Jay) Tillman Jr., N’Dazia Frazier, Cheyenne Brooks, Dakota Brooks and Kiera Brooks. He is also survived by siblings Leslie Baker, Harvey Baker, Loren Baker-George, Vaughn Baker, Allison Baker Speaks-King, Andrea Baker-Jones, Angela Harris. He also leaves to mourn a host of nieces, nephews, close friends and family in love. Guy was loved dearly and will truly be missed.
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