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“J. R. and I were child hood friends and loved riding horses, swimming etc. We dated some together and I enjoyed time I spent and his in laws. I wil...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Ruby & Raymond McElwain - Toledo, OH

“Dear Mary and family I am so sorry for your loss.I know that he will be missed by all..You are in our thoughts and prayers...Nelltine ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Neltine McElwain Burnett - KY

“Mary and children, My prayers and thoughts are with you now and in the coming months. Sometimes it is a blessing in the end. We have to know God...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Betty L.Conkright - Owensboro, KY

“sorry for your loss,i know how much you loved your dad our family will keep yo in our prayers we love you ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: brenda and tim dicerson

“We are so sorry to hear about JR .He will be Greatly Missed.Mary You And Your Family are in Our Thoughts and Prayers . ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Mike , Patti Whitney - Cousin

“Looking back many many years ago, I can remember the fun times we all had. We are very sorry for the loss of J.R. Mary, Debbie, Susan and Donnie,...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Bill and Dorothy Carver - KY

“As i sit here tinking what to write , there is so much I dont know where to start. The the main thing about uncle JR is he loved life . He loved his...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Lannie Arnold - Dunmor, KY

“Pappaw JR was always smiling, and enjoying his kids, grandkids, and great grandkids, he was a great man and a friend to many, he will greatly be...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: JoDonnna Carver - Greenville, KY

“It is with fond memories of J R and Mary that we send our sincere sympathy to each who loved him so dearly. Love, Wayne and Janet Strader Wells ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Janet Strader Wells - Lewisburg, KY

“My deepest sympathy to the entire family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Thervin Howard - Greenville, KY

“We were so sorry to hear about J.R. We know he will be missed be all family and friends. We are also sorry that we can come to visitation or the...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Jewell Keith and Naomi Baker - KY

“Susan, May God be with you and your family , and know that your in our prayers during this time of sorrow. Donna and Family ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Donna Pohlman ( Plummer )

“My deepest sympathies to the entire family. May God be with you and help you all through this difficult time. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Echo Browning

“May the many memory's always be remembered and his love be shared for all.God be with you all,we will keep all of you in our prayers..God Bless ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Karen Gardner an Ben Sorrels - KY

“we are truly sory for your loss ...will keep the family in our prayers..my god watch over you in the day coming.. Wayne and Marilyn Gardner Covington ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Marilyn Covington - beech creek, KY

“My heart goes out to Mary and children. I'll never forget JR and Grover in their horse and buggies going down Hwy 431. JR loved his family. He will...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Delores Guill - step niece


BEECHMONT - Dennis "J.R." Baker, Jr., 74, of Beechmont, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 11:05AM at Muhlenberg Community Hospital. Mr. Baker was born May 3, 1937 in Muhlenberg County. He was retired from Peabody Coal Co. and was of the Baptist faith. He was a very active member of his community. He loved spending time with his horses, feeding his fish, and loving his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Grover Baker; and his parents, Dennis and Chole Dean Baker.

Survivors include his wife Mary Cottrell Baker; children Donald (Rebecca) Baker, Susan (Jamie) Toomey, and Debby (Steve) Ingram; grandchildren Chris (Jennifer) Steele, Brandon (Tina) Baker, Suzanne Steele Williams, and Jessica (Tim) Cotton; great-grandchildren Nataya Williams, Brady Steele, Nick Cotton, Blaine George, Jacob Baker, Katherine Baker, Brianna Baker, and Allison George; siblings Dean Arnold, Sybil Ottman, Billie Gardner, Betty Lee, and Karen White; and mother-in-law Viola Cottrell.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 10:00AM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with Rev. Jerry Eades officiating. Burial in Union Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5-8PM at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Gideons. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.