Amith Baker Jr., 75, of Vidor, died Thursday, July 16, 2009 at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, at the funeral home.

A native of Port Arthur, he has lived in Vidor for 33 years, and was a retired iron worker.  

He was preceded in death by his son, Amith Lynn Baker Jr. 

Amith is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Baker of Vidor; son, Preston Baker and wife Nikie of Lumberton; daughters, Helen Ball and husband Troy of Vidor, Deborah Watson and husband Charles of Houston, Betty Lambert, Angele Fontnow and husband William, and Anita Simon and husband Chester all of Vidor; brothers, Phillip Baker, and J C Baker both of Lumberton; eighteen grandchildren, and twenty-one great-grandchildren.