He was a graduate of Bradley Central High School, class of 1957. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was also an insurance salesman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Haskel and Lillian Ruth Bryan Baker; and his brother, George Edward Baker.
He is survived by his son, Jamie R. Baker of Cleveland; and his sister, Barbara Ruth Hopson and husband, Jimmy R., of Bristol.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in the chapel of Grissom Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home prior to the service.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to New Friendship Baptist Church, 3833 Salem Valley Road, Ringgold GA 30736.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Baker family guest book at www.grissomfh.net.