July 22, 1936 - February 6, 2020
James A. Baker, age 83, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 6, 2020 after a long illness. James was born on July 22, 1936 in Gosnell, Arkansas to Arlin and Eva (Scott) Baker. Jim proudly served our country during the Korean War in the US Air Force. He retired from Yellow Freight and previously worked for ABF and Gordon Freight. He would be recognized for his handle "Shaken Bake". Jim loved golfing, hunting, fishing, The Ohio State Buckeye's (OH-IO), New York Giants and Cincinnati Reds. Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Barbara West Baker; daughter, Sharon Baker Guenther; brothers, Bill, Owen and Bobby; grandparents, Helen Heal West and Arthur West. Survived by his daughter, Susan (Quin) Mills; granddaughters, Jennifer (John) Bennett and Stephanie Guenther (Anthony Wayman); sister, Barbara Teale; brother, Eddie (Shirley) Baker; sister-in-law, Diane "Sue" Kennedy; niece, Karen Kennedy Carr; "Sons", Steven (Masa) West and David (Dreama) West; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends including Shades Portside, Ann and Tony's and Ding Ho. Visitation will be held from 4-7 pm on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Heart and Hope Funeral Home by Schoedinger, 3030 W. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43204. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Friends Worship Center, 3030 Clime Road, Columbus, Ohio 43223 with cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the church Friends Worship Center. Visit www.heartandhope.com to share a memory or extend condolences to the family.
James A. Baker, age 83, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 6, 2020 after a long illness. James was born on July 22, 1936 in Gosnell, Arkansas to Arlin and Eva (Scott) Baker. Jim proudly served our country during the Korean War... View Obituary & Service Information
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