David M. Baker

June 08, 1965 ‒ May 15, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

David M. Baker aka “Bake”, age 54, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 15, 2020 at his residence.  He was born on June 8, 1965 in Coshocton, Ohio the son of Donald and Judy (Zurcher) Baker.  David was a 1983 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and was currently employed with Ariel where he has worked the last 15 years.

David was a fan of drag racing and was fond of John Force Racing.  He was a Harley-Davidson enthusiast and always “lived to ride” with friends.  He was a devout fan of the University of Alabama football team. Roll Tide.  He enjoyed his companionship with friends and family, often gathering around at the “Bake’s Saloon and Garage.”  Most important, David was a loving, father, son, brother and friend that will be sadly missed.

Besides his parents he is survived by a daughter, Kaitey (Richard) Warren of Dover; three grandchildren, Leon Warren, Kilian Warren and Dominic Warren; a sister, Sherry Thompson of Newcomerstown; four nephews Mitchell & Natalie Dennis & family, Clint Foraker II, Devin Thompson, Garrett Thompson and his canine companion Harley.

Friends may call on Friday, May 22, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

Memorial contributions in David’s name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at support.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate

Special thanks to all his friends and neighbors that have shown so much love and support to the family during this difficult time.  To all that knew Dave, he lived life on his terms, and we are all better for it.
To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

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  • So sorry for the family’s loss. I’ve known Dave for 30+ yrs. Sang at his wedding and had been on several adventures with him in our younger yrs. Will miss seeing coming thru town on your bike. Fly High Dave and tell my nephew David I love him and we will all be together one day. Holly

  • So very sorry for your family’s loss . YOU are all in my prayers..Fly high and rest in peace. You was such a good man..

  • Thinking of this special family and praying for their peace and comfort at this time! Love and hugs to all….Ellen Couts and family

  • So very sorry the families loss of such a good hearted,fun loving,caring man….Fly High and Ride Free Baker……Hugz and Love! ~Miss Jenn

  • So very sorry for the family. Bake and i have been very good friends since we was both in the gun club many years ago. he will be sadly missed .love you like a brother! Ride like the wind wild one !

  • We are so sorry to hearing of the passing of Dave. He was and always will be someone very special to me. He had a Heart of Gold but most definitely lived his life on his terms and his way. The guy with a soft side, a contagious laugh and personality. If you were in a bad mood, it didn’t take long and he had you out of it and enjoying life to the fullest.
    RIP Dear Friend. Thoughts and prayers to his family. May God give you the strength to lean on your Faith to know he has earned his wings and is now an Angel on a Harley watching over you all.
    There will never be another David Baker.
    God Bless you all in this sad time. FLY HIGH ❣️🙏

  • Kaitey, Richard, and boys our prayers are with you. Kaitey, I know your dad loved you and your family very much. He will forever be your guardian Angel. My heart breaks for the whole family. Love all of you.

  • Haven’t seen Dave in years. I tell you what. Isn’t it nice being from a small town. All the love Dave will surely receive. Condolescenses to Mr. and Mrs. Baker who I love dearly and to Sherri who I love as well. To the Nieces n Nephews and entire Family. My family loves you all. God Bless.

  • Our deepest sympathy goes out to David’s family.!! You were truly blessed to have such a wonderful son.!! Prayers.!! 🌷

  • I hadn’t seen Dave in many years but the Newcomerstonwn High School Class of 1983 had a reunion two years ago and he was able to make it some of it. It was very good to see him and all of our class was glad we got to see him. We had been friend all through school because as youngsters we rode the same school bus and his family lived by my aunt and uncle. 54 years old is too young to be gone already but God has plans for him that none of us know at this time. Until we meet him again, RIP Dave. And prayers to his mom, dad sister and daughter and the rest of the family.

  • Please know our hearts are hurting for all of you. David and I were buddies. Even though there would be years in between our visits, we would pickup right were we would leave off. He was a true friend. Keeping all the families in our prayers. Ride on David.

  • I’m gonna miss you dearly Brother .. The fun times and adventures we went on and done are way to many to put on here. We’ve had a lifetime of them. But the one adventure that always sticks in my mind is the Skullfork Rd trip we were all on… such good times. You were always a great friend and Brother to me and I am heart broken over this sudden loss of your presents. I know your up in heaven with all our friends that were also taken too soon as we’re you. I talked to you in a dream today and you assured me you were in a great place and at peace and that gave me a sense of inner peace. RIP Bake … Fly high until we meet again My Brother

  • We’ve known Dave for year’s. He used to come to our bar ( the dugout). We’ll remember all the great time’s we had with him. Always made us smile. He was a good man. Sorry for your loss and God bless your family 🙏👼

  • I remember when we were teenagers we talk on the phone so long that the phone bill was outrageous.He was the one of the sweetest guys. He is on person from my youth that has never left my mind. You have my deepest sympathy.

  • Thinking of all of his family & friends. I am another that hasn’t seen him in years, but that doesn’t stop it from being so sad. We all had a wonderful childhood growing up together in Newcomerstown. Sherry, my heart hurts for you♥️ Much love & hugs to everyone affected by this loss.

  • We are so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of the whole family and knowing how hard this is on all of you. Sending prayers for your comfort at this time. You will see him again.

  • I was sorry to hear about David .He always smiled easy,and had a good sense of humor.Hugs to Judy,Don and Sherry

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