Richard J. Baker

January 28, 2013

Richard J. Baker 78, of Erwin, TN, died at 2:25 pm. January 28, 2013 at Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City, TN. Born November 6, 1934 in Frankfort, IN to L. Guy & Florance (Strawn) Baker. He married Alice Jean Geib on July 30, 1954 in Frankfort, IN and she survives. Mr. Baker was a 1953 graduate of Frankfort High School. He lived in Frankfort for 40 years, Indianapolis for 23 years before moving to Tennessee. He worked at Bearing Inc. in Indianapolis for 23 years, retiring on June 15, 1996. He also worked with his father and owned Baker Auto Parts in Frankfort. Mr. Baker formerly attended St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Frankfort.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, February 1, 2013 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday, January 31st from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations in honor of Mr. Baker may be directed to: MOUNTAIN STATES HOSPICE, 101 Med Tech Parkway, No. 100, Johnson City, TN 37604, Phone: 423-431-7699.

Survived by:

Wife: Alice Jean Geib Baker of Erwin, TN 2 Sons: Tracy A. (Ann) Baker of Gibsonia, PA and David L. (Marge) Baker of Tucson, AZ 8 Grandchildren 1 Great Grand Daughter

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Grant Jay Baker and three sisters, Virginia Aughe, Jerry Miller and Millie Hooker.


6 Condolences for “Richard J. Baker”

  1. Greg Finch January 30, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Mr. Baker was, without a doubt, a one-of-a-kind. Seldom without an opinion and often fearless in expressing it, he and Mrs. Baker raised sons who are intelligent, productive, patriotic and devoted family men who share their father’s sense of humor and of whom Mr. and Mrs. Baker are very, very proud. I’m sure Tracy or David ‘accidentally’ shared my email address with Mr. Baker and for several years afterwards, I was the lucky beneficiary of many eclectic emails “Dickie Joe” blasted into cyberspace. That spirit will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Baker family.

  2. Helen & Dick Rayles January 31, 2013 at 4:25 am

    Dear Jean & Family, We were sorry to hear about the loss of Dick. We are sorry we can’t be there, but you all are in ours prayers. With care, Helen & Dick

  3. Grace and John January 31, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Dear Jean & Family,,,, We offer our sincere condolences about the loss of Dick. We can’t help but remember all the great times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all…… Grace & John

  4. Joe Ewing February 2, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Dear Jean,
    So sorry to hear about Dick. I just found out on Friday evening. I remember all the good times we shared in the apartment house with my mother and dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Joe Ewing

  5. Fred and Judy Petty February 4, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Dear Jean and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Dick. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Steve Hannon February 9, 2013 at 12:38 am

    Jean, I am so sorry that you have lost Dick..I just found out about it this week..I would like to speak to you on the phone..I have been unable to locate your phone number..Please call me at 317-223-7039 at your earliest convenience..

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