Baker, Calvin "Cal"

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September 6, 1938 - April 18, 2018

Baker, Calvin "Cal"

Calvin “Cal” Baker, 79, of Plano, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

The son of Charles Alfred Baker and Madeline Ura Pennington, Cal was born in Austin, Texas on September 6, 1938. He graduated from McCallum High School and earned a Business Degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

He enjoyed a successful business career with The Boeing Company, Collins Radio, Texas Instruments and EDS.  Upon his retirement from the information systems industry, he opened Minuteman Press in Addison, Texas, where he built a thriving commercial printing business with his family, employees and loyal clientele.

Cal was an avid golfer, and boat captain, experiencing the best of times with friends and family at his Lake Texoma compound where there was never a dull moment.  He also enjoyed long road trips and the status associated with expertly pulling a sparkling Airstream touring coach.  Cal was actively involved in volunteering and served on the Grayson County Child Welfare Board of Directors for 10 years.

He is survived by his loving wife, traveling companion and best friend of 59 years, Martha Baker; and their three children, Rex, Robin and Chad.  He was extremely proud of his five grandchildren; Shelby, Preston, Blake, Todd and Will.  Cal is additionally survived by a host of loving family and friends.

The family would like to thank everyone for their love and prayers which have truly sustained us over these last few days and provided the peace that passes all understanding.

A celebration of a life well-lived will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church Richardson, 503 N. Central Expressway, Richardson, Texas 75080 (main sanctuary).

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