Henry Earl Baker, age 82, died peacefully on Sunday, July 15, 2018. He was born in Buffalo, Texas to Earl Claude and Lee Etta (Henson) Baker on September 11, 1935. Earl was a people person, never meeting a stranger. This contributed to his ability to be a successful business man, as the owner of Baker Tree Service for over 40 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who enjoyed playing with his grandkids and had a soft spot for dogs. Earl is preceded in death by his parents, first wife Jane Agent and daughter Jacqueline (Baker) Esmaili. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 40 years, JoAnn Baker; sister Wanda Mayer; brother Jerry Baker; son James Baker and spouse Lourdes; son Paul David Baker; daughter Jennifer Benningfield and spouse Andrea; Son in law Mehran Esmaili; grandchildren Parisa and Phillip Esmaili, Jude and Pia Baker, Asher and D’arcy Roberts along with numerous extended family and friends. The family request memorial donations to the DFW Humane society at https://www.dfwhumane.com/ and click donate. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Earl and the impact he left on us is scheduled for 10:00am, Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 707 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Irving.