Benefit held for Lufkin native stabbed in Missouri

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Greg Baker was only fifteen minutes away from packing up his last box of belongings and making his way back home to Lufkin when he was shocked to find his storage unit was being robbed.

"They was destroying RV's out there and I noticed mine was destroyed. My locker was destroyed," Baker said. "I went to get the keys out of his vehicle because he was dumb enough to leave the keys there and that's when he went up behind my son and grabbed my son and started pulling him backwards."

In a state of panic, Baker did the first thing any father would do.

"I grabbed my son, pulled him out of the way and that's when he [the robber] started stabbing," Baker said.

Baker was stabbed four times in the stomach. Without any medical help, Baker made the painful journey back home.

"Greg walked in and he was holding his stomach. He looked at me and said 'I've been stabbed,"" said Greg's wife, Kim Baker. "It just seemed like all the oxygen was sucked out of the room in a split second."

The knife ruptured Baker's spleen and colon, but thankfully, his son wasn't hurt.

"To see him that weak and in that much pain; I know he'd do what a father would do, but in the same breath as my son's mother; he's my hero because he saved my son," Kim Baker said.

The Baker family sold their Strafford, Missouri home the morning of the stabbing and had to bunk with friends in a three-bedroom home after Greg Baker's surgery. But, after a two-month long recovery, the family can finally get over this nightmare.

"It's a total shock to me, it really is. But, I do have family and that's the main thing," Baker said.

A benefit for the Baker family will be held Saturday, November 20 at the Fiesta Party Room off Highway 59 right before you get to the bridge. Tickets are $15 a piece. Barbeque plates and live music will also be offered at the event. As well, a garage sale will start promptly at 7 a.m. A live auction will last from 3 to 7 p.m. The dance will begin at 7 p.m. and will last until midnight. Cash donations can be made to all locations of the Huntington State Bank.