We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at O’Hair-Wards Funeral Chapel
Larry Ray Baker Jr. was born on September 14, 1972. He was a Wildland Firefighter with ODF and an EMT instructor at KCC. He passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at his residence in Keno Oregon at the age of 49.
Larry is survived by his beloved wife Kelly Baker (Lown); his siblings Christi, Daniel, Joe, Brandon, Skylar, John and Ally; his children Dylan, Austin Kelsey, Lacey, Tyler and their spouses. He is predeceased by his daughter, Tailor Hoskins; his parents, Larry Ray Baker Sr. and Debbie Christine Lehman (Lavers); by his grandchildren, Bayleigh, Tailor and Ashton; and his many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Larry was born on September 14, 1972, in Texas, where he grew up. Later in life, he moved to Oregon, where he met and married the love of his life, Kelly. Larry became a part of the Klamath County sheriff’s office, then continued on to becoming a certified EMT, and volunteered his time at Keno Fire Department, achieving a full-time job with Oregon Department of Forestry as a Wildland Firefighter in Klamath Falls, OR. It was there that he gained his amazing work family.
Larry loved the outdoors, hiking, hunting-- just being in the woods when he could; and teaching future EMT’s at Klamath Community College. He was especially proud of the fact that at his age he was able to out-hike his young coworkers during his pack tests. He always said the best 10 minutes of his life was when he got the call to go on a fire. Larry was a father to all he took under his care, and would come check the house for monsters when they were scared; drive anywhere to pick them up or help when they needed it; he would listen and give the best advice and hugs anyone could ask for. His smile would light up the room, and his laughter would get all those around to join in.
A funeral service will be held July 30, 2022 at 10 am, at the Jeld Wen Aviation Hangar address 2850 Stinson Way Klamath Falls OR, 97603. Fire Service memorial will take place at the same time if you’d like to stay please bring a side dish for a potluck. Flowers, donations, and condolences may be offered immediately following the service.