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James Baker

James Baker

Thursday, April 12th, 1928 - Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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Obituary

Mr. James Baker, son of the late Aaron Edward Baker and Bertha Mae Young Baker, was born on April 12, 1928. He departed this life on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Kings Mountain, N. C. following an extended illness.
He attended High School and was a Welder. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Keon Baker; two sisters, Lettie Baker Redmon and Elizabeth Baker and a niece, Mary Summers.
He leaves to cherish the memory of his life, two sons, Dennis (Audrey) Baker of Statesville and Jerry Baker of New York; one daughter, Sherry Buchanan of Kings Mountain; four step-sons, John (Fonda) Houze of Kings Mountain, Eugene (Helen) Hauze of Grover, Bobby (Dora) Houze of Charlotte and Billy (Karen) Houze of Kings Mountain; a sister, Priscilla Holmes of Statesville; three grandchildren, Preston Baker, Cherrelle Baker and Ashlyn Baker; a great grandson, Keja Baker; several nieces and nephews, William (Maxine) Nesbitt of Georgia, Gary (Dorothy Sharpe, Lamont Holmes, LaKesha Holmes, Chrystal Brown and Barbara Nesbitt; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Monday, April 6, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. Rev. John Lewis Houzer will officiate. Mr. Houzer will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home where general public viewing will begin Sunday, April 5, 2020 until 7:00 p.m. and resume on Monday morning, April 6, 2020, until the funeral hour. Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Baker at www.rutledgeandbigham.com. Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Baker Family.
There will be NO PUBLIC VISITATION, however general public viewing until the service on Sunday, April 5, 2020 until 7:00 p.m. and Monday morning, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. until he is taken to the church to lie in state.
Unfortunately, with the COVID-19 Virus we, at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, along with other funeral homes across the country, have been issued a mandate to limit the number of family and/or friends at funeral services. YOU CAN ONLY ENTER THE FUNERAL WITH A FUNERAL PASS WHICH WILL BE GIVEN TO THE FAMILY.
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Service Details

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    Monday, April 6th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Monday, April 6th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary
    Address
    603 South Center Street
    STATESVILLE, NC 28677
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    Officiant
    Rev. John Lewis Houze

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