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James "Papaw" Baker

March 16, 1938 — October 14, 2022

James "Papaw" Baker

James “Jim or Papaw” Baker, 84, of Philpot, passed away Friday, October 14, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving wife and family. The Ohio County native was born March 16, 1938, to the late Vernon and Christine Baker. Jim retired from Alcoa after 30 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and playing cards at “The Hole” having just recently won his last card tournament. Known as Papaw by his close friends, Jim was always willing to lend a helping hand when needed. His quiet and calm personality provided reassurance and wisdom to his family and friends. Jim was respected by all who knew him.

 

In addition to his parents, James also was preceded in death by his first wife, Faye Baggarly Smith.

 

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 46 years, Becky Stone Baker and children, Debbie Baker Hancock (David), Ricky Baker (Debbie), Jason Baker (Michele), and Kevin Cooper (Michele); nine grandchildren, Jeff Hancock (Joni), Jessica Clark (Dylan), Jill Nesmith, Nicholas Baker (Wanda), Crystal Purcell (Chris), Vanessa Fulkerson (Joey), Maddy Nanney (Jacob), Garrett Baker, Elizabeth “Bug” Baker; 20 great grandchildren and 16 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Bobbie Porter, Ruby Givens, Margaret Kindley, and Betty Marsh.

 

Services will be 4:00 pm Tuesday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with visitation from 10:00 am until the time of service.

 

The family would like to express special thanks to Drs. Sayed and Vora as well as Hospice of W. Kentucky.

 

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hospice of W. Kentucky, 3419 Wathen’s Crossing Owensboro, KY 42301 or Norton’s Children’s Hospital, 231 E Chestnut St, Louisville, KY 40202.

 

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

10:00am - 4:00 pm (Central time)

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

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