WOODWAY, Texas (KWTX) Donald J. Baker, 79, Woodway’s longest-serving mayor, has died.
Baker passed away Thursday at the age of 79.
Baker was elected to the Woodway City Council in 1991 and in 1994 was elected mayor, a position he held for 23 years.
To honor his service the city named its council chambers the Donald J. Baker Council Chambers.
“Mayor Baker (is) a man who can easily be described as a true visionary whose love and dedication to Woodway has helped to shape the city into the community that it is today,” City Manager Shawn Oubre said in a press release Friday.
“Mayor Baker led Woodway with distinction and forging a lasting legacy not only within the city, but also in the hearts and minds of all those who are fortunate to know him.”
A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. next Tuesday at First Baptist Woodway Church at 101 North Ritchie Rd.
The family will receive guests after the service at the Pavilion at the Carleen Bright Arboretum at 1 Pavilion Way.