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John Baker

October 29, 1934 ~ March 10, 2022 (age 87)


John Ora Baker, Sr., 87, of Statesboro, GA passed away peacefully on March 10, 2022. John was born on October 29, 1934 in Oswego, New York to the late Edward and Lizzy (Towsley) Baker.

He retired from Local 214 Laborers Union in the Town of Scriba for the Highway Department. He loved doing crossword puzzles. But, on race day, NASCAR was what got his attention. He loved NASCAR racing, but he especially loved the late, great Dale Earnhardt and more recently, Kyle Bush.  Then, during football season, the Green Bay Packers were his team. Whether football, NASCAR or crossword puzzles, his beloved dachshund, Ginger was always by his side.

John was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Irving, Bud, and Henry; and his sisters, Jessie, Lucy, Franny and Maryann.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of more than 51 years, Caroline Reeves Baker; five children, Esther (David) Fredette, Kenneth (Danielle) Bardin, Julia Campbell, Tessie (David) Miner, and John (Sandy) Baker, Jr.; fourteen grandchildren, two great grandsons, and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation with the family will be Deal Funeral Directors on Monday, March 14, 2022 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM with a special prayer at 11:00 AM, officiated by Elder Jake Futch.

The Family wishes to thank Ogeechee Area Hospice, especially the nurses and doctor who took such good care of Mr. Baker.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John Baker, please visit our floral store.


March 14, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Deal Funeral Directors
22757 Hwy 80 East
Statesboro, GA 30461

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