Jack William Baker


ANDERSON [mdash] Jack William Baker, 54, died Tuesday July 9, 2019, at Countryside Manor after an extended illness.
He was born to Jack R. and Aletha B. Baker as the youngest of six.
He graduated in 1983 from Madison Heights High School. He then enlisted and served four years in the U.S. Navy. He worked the flight deck of his beloved aircraft carrier, USS John F. Kennedy (CU67). He had a variety of jobs and was last an over-the-road truck driver.
Bud is survived by his children, Rachael, Karla, Jack Charles and Paul Richard; grandson, Conner. He is mourned by his siblings, Richard, Charles, Martha, Mike, Teresa, and adopted sister Candy; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Bud was Catholic and loved the Lord and collected and gave away angel figurines. He now strolls the streets of Heaven with his parents and other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Foundation.
His family now says goodbye with: "So long little brother, we like you and we love you!"
The family thanks Countryside Manor for their loving care and the staff at Legacy Funeral Home for their kindness.
Cremation was chosen.
A Celebration of Life will be held on July 19, 2019, from 10 a.m. to noon with a funeral service beginning at noon at Legacy Cremation and Funeral Service-Anderson, 504 W. Ninth St.
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Edie Jones
Jul 18, 2019
The specifics are not clear but the gut feelings of comfort, fun and my dear mama “Butsy’s” family are surely there. We were all just kids and Anderson was a small town ( with lots of farms???)
Rest in peace eternally.
Patty Stephenson
Jul 17, 2019
RIH Jack Baker❤️
Julianne Remley
Jul 16, 2019
Good bye to beloved classmate . Say hello to my brother James
Julianne Remley
Jul 16, 2019
Good bye to beloved classmate say hello to my brother James
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
LuAnn Brisco
Jul 16, 2019
You will be missed..Your sence of Humor was so Special..!#
Randi Kisiel
Jul 15, 2019
Lots of love and light to you Buddy as you continue your journey forward. Blessings to the family you left behind! Hugs to you T ❤️
Dennis & Cheri Kiefer
Jul 15, 2019
While we did not know Jack, his sister Teresa “T” is beloved to us and has been for more than 30 years one of our closest friends. When she is sad so are we. Condolences to the entire family and much love to T.
Karla Horn
Jul 15, 2019
I'm so sorry for the loss of your brother. I want to let you know you all will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Cathy McClees
Jul 15, 2019
Jack and I met in 5th grade St. Ambrose school. We became real friends many yrs later through our friend Tim Steves. We were roommates a few times, helping each other out. He was a uncle to my girls. He was always there for me whenever I needed him. He was a good man. He asked me many times of we would see each other in heaven. I believe we will. " I'll see you there Buddy. Thank you for being a good friend to me. Love you. Say hi to Tim for me."
Jim and Pam Wenger
Jul 15, 2019
Jim and I send condolences and prayers for the whole Baker family.
Jul 14, 2019
My dear friend Jack, you always made me laugh, we will meet again!
Leo Imperial
Jul 12, 2019
Charlie, Mike and the rest of the Baker family,

My condolences for the loss of Jack. Charlie and Mike spoke often of Jack with the unique kind of brotherly love and concern that is rooted in a faith that spans the whole of the family. That is a special kind of family love that you bless each other with everyday. From their words and their thoughts I know that Jack was loved dearly by his family and is now in the loving embrace of God.

Most sincerely,

Leo Imperial
Nancy Bielak
Jul 12, 2019
Sweet Tranquility Basket was purchased for the family of Jack William Baker by Nancy Bielak.  Send flowers
Nancy Bielak
Jul 12, 2019
Nancy Bielak
Jul 12, 2019
Hey, Bud it's been a long long time. My girls and I still talk about the fun time we had at King's Island and at Aunt Ceil's house. Life was much simpler then. I know you had a rough time in your life, but I still remember you as a kid. I hope you finally found peace. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. I love you all and wish I could be there. Your loving cousin from Colorado, Nancy
Jul 12, 2019
I will miss my old shipmate, brother, madden fan, football buddy and pal. I will always honor your memory in how you fought so hard these past months, and how you honored Jesus in your love to others at Countryside. I love you, Buddy.
Brandi Pace
Jul 11, 2019
Love to my bonus brother and his entire family. ♥️🙏🏼