Edward (Eddie) Lawrence Baker, 64, of Alpine, Texas passed away October 1, 2023 in Odessa, Texas.
The family held a private service in his honor. Eddie was cremated by the Martinez Funeral Home and Crematory of Odessa.
Eddie was born in Van Horn, Texas to Catarino and Ida Chavez, nee Flores, March 8, 1959 and adopted by Raymond and Margie Baker, nee Chavez, Eddie’s sister, shortly after his birth and the death of Ida. He went to school in Alpine, Texas. While in Alpine and in high school, Eddie excelled academically, receiving multiple awards in University Interscholastic League competitions, primarily for his oratory and typing skills. Also, while in high school, he worked as an on-air personality for the local radio station, KVLF, and as a play-by-play announcer for local high school and university baseball games. He married Janet Chick Nov. 26, 1988, in Odessa. He worked in various capacities on multiple oil and gas sites throughout the Permian Basin. Too, he worked in the energy production industry in the Permian Basin and in the Reno, Nevada area for years before he and Janet settled outside of Reno. They moved back to Odessa in 2022.
Eddie is preceded in death by his birth parents and his adoptive parents, two of his birth sisters, Eloisa Fuentes, and Irma Cordova, and nephew, Christopher Morgan.
Eddie is survived by his wife Janet, his stepchildren: Randall Ham, Sarah Ham, and Nache Ham, sister, Teresa Chavez and her son Jeff and his wife Lorena, brothers: Joe Chavez and his wife Cora and their daughter Jessica Pickering, nee, Chavez, and her husband Matt and their sons Matthew and Joe, Tommie Baker and his wife Donna and their son Raymond and grandson Jace, Billy Baker and his wife Pamela, Robert Thompson and his wife Pamela, and numerous cousins.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Odessa Arts, https://odessaarts.org. We, Eddie’s family, extend our sincere thanks to all his friends and caregivers for their support.