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Richard J. Baker

Richard J. Baker 78

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

Parents: 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. Mathew United Methodist Church in Frankfort.


Wife: Alice Jean Geib Baker of Erwin, TN

2 Sons: Tracy A. (Ann) Baker of Gibsonia, PA

David L. (Marge) Baker of Tucson, AZ

8 Grandchildren

1 Great Grand Daughter

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Grant Jay Baker and three sisters,

Virginia Aughe, Jerry Miller and Millie Hooker.


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. Online condolences may be made at