Earl Jo Baker died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, in Claremore.

He was 64.

Mr. Baker was born July 23, 1943, in Pittsburg, Kan., to Earl C. and Catherine A. (Vezzetti) Baker. He lived most of his life in Rockford, Ill. He graduated from West High School in 1961. He later lived on Monkey Island on Grand Lake.

He was a pipefitter at the Byron Nuclear Plant and a member of Local 23 Plumbers and Pipefitters. He served on the executive board as vice president and then as business agent. He served as business manager from 1982 to 1988, then as recording secretary of the Local.

Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Traci and Rodney Hecox of Rockford and Jenny and Jeff Risch of Saint Charles, Ill., and eight grandchildren, Karac, Kaelin, Kaimber, Kalli, Madilyn and Mallory Hecox and Luke and Aubrey Risch.

Friends and family are invited to a celebration of his life from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Bernice.

Memorials are suggested to Ducks Unlimited at www.DUCKS.org or to the American Heart Association.