Robert Lee Baer, 72, Virginia Beach, Virginia, went to be with the Lord Nov. 18.
Lee was born in Goshen, Indiana, to the late Floyd and Lois Baer.
Lee served his country from 1965-1969, as a Navy Seabee, with two deployments to Vietnam. He then attended Liberty Baptist College, graduating with honors, before attending Liberty Baptist Seminary and obtaining his PhD. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for more than 20 years before retiring in 2014.
Other than his parents, Robert was also preceded in death by his son, Eric Max Baer; stepson Stanley Strnad; and brother, Max I. Baer, who lost his life serving with the Marines in Vietnam.
Left to cherish Lee's memory is his loving wife of 21 years, Filomena Baer of Virginia Beach. He also left behind his former wife, Jevene Baer; daughter, Danielle Christophe (Sylvain); son, Matthew Baer (Melinda); stepson, John Strnad; three grandsons; Tyler and Ryan Baer and Jordan Christophe, all residing in Lynchburg; five stepgrandchildren, Johnny, Hailey, Nicos, Maria and Briana. He is also survived by a brother, Charles R. Baer, and two sisters, Cindy Mishler and Linda Murden.
Visitation took place Monday, Nov. 20 at Shadowlawn Church, 520 Norfolk Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451, from 6 to 8 p.m.
A memorial service took place Tuesday, Nov. 21 at Shadowlawn Church at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, make donations to Shadowlawn Church or Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Published on December 1, 2017