Jerry W. Baker Sr.

November 03, 1940 ‒ December 01, 2018

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Jerry W. Baker Sr., age 78, of Mount Gilead, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, December 1, 2018, at his residence.

Jerry was born on November 3, 1940, in Wilmington, OH, to the late Guy B. and Lula (Taylor) Baker. Jerry attended Martinsville and Marshal High School. While in high school, Jerry enjoyed playing guard on the basketball team. Shortly after high school, Jerry enlisted in the United States Army.

A true American Patriot, Jerry enjoyed his time in the Army. He was stationed in North Africa where he operated trucks during peacetime.

On May 19, 1998, Jerry married the love of his life: Wanda V. McCoy. Together they have shared 20 wonderful years of marriage.

You could say trucking was in Jerry’s blood. He loved driving loads on his flatbed all over the United States. Jerry loved trucking so much, he often brought his family along and ended up passing down his skills and passion to his son Jerry Jr.

Jerry was loved by everyone and those who knew him best got to see his ornery side. He will surly be remembered by his family for his loving and caring ways.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Wanda; children: Jerry (Ashley) Baker Jr. of Mount Gilead, Eric Baker of TN, Toby Baker of Dayton, and Dorina Loney of Mount Vernon; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; brothers: Orville, Bill, and Danny Baker; numerous nieces and nephews, his best friends: Paul Bixler and Bob Dornon Jr.; and his canine companion, Lita.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Lula.

His family will hold a memorial service at a later date.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Morrow County Veterans Services. (143 S Main St, Mt Gilead, OH 43338)

Jerry’s family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Hintz and the staff at Morrow County Hospice for the excellent care they provided him.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Jerry’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting


  • I am so sorry for you & family. Please accept our condolences on your loss.

    Donna & Milton

  • My deepest heart filled condolences, my thoughts and prayers are with all his children, wife and the rest of our family and all his friends. Jerry didn’t know a stranger..everyone loved him. I will miss him terribly as I know everyone will. Peace be with you dear cousin, until we laugh togeather again.

  • My heart is filled with sadness me and Jerry were more than cousin’s we traveled many miles together and I cherish every minute of those rides together .mere words cannot express my heartache today .you will be forever missed .love you Jerry until we meet at the big reunion in the sky.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with during this difficult time. We will always remember Uncle Jerry for the stories that he would tell during his visits for the Baker reunion. He was a wonderful man. We will treasure the memories that we have of him. We hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead.

    All our Love,
    Phill and Missy

  • Our deepest sympathy. Prayers.
    Randy and Shelly Whited Kemmer
    Aaron Kemmer and Family
    Christopher Kemmer and Family
    (Troop 52)

  • So sorry for the loss of Uncle Jerry. My thoughts and prayers go out to Aunt Wanda, Bub, and Dee! Much love to all of you!

  • All of your brothers and sisters out here on this ol black ribbon send ya one last air horn blast and a tearful farewell. You were one hell of a driver and really good friend.

  • My deepest sympathy to Aunt Wanda, cousin Jerry, Dorina and the rest of Jerry’s family. Jerry will be missed deeply however he will be remembered by the kindness and love he shared with all who knew him well. He was and is a great uncle that won’t be forgotten.
    Dan and Terry Hellinger

  • My deepest sympathy for you Jerry and aunt Wanda. Uncle Jerry was a wonderful person and I so very much enjoyed his company every time I visited. I love you and aunt Wanda so much, and so sorry for your loss.

    Love always,
    Kathy Durfee

  • We are so very sad to hear of Uncle Jerry’s passing, our prayers and thoughts are with the family. He was a wonderful man. He could always give you a fantastic story and make you laugh constantly. He will be so very missed.

    All our love
    Mark & Barb

  • Children of Jonas Berton Baker send our condolences to Toby , Eric and Jerry Jr and family . Always a smile given freely and laughter shared with family. Rest easy cousin Jerry Baker . Your Baker cousins Herschel B Baker , Ms. Sylvia Baker and Goldie Baker Wright .

  • So sorry to hear about Jerry. Stanley and I, and our boys enjoyed listening to his stories. He was a wealth of knowledge and enjoyed sharing his life lessons, that entertained us all so much. His kindness will be no doubt missed by all who knew him. He was one of a kind for sure with a heart of gold. Sending prayers to Wanda, Jerry, and family .

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Jerry was always so great to talk to and we really appreciated the time he spent with dad.

  • I just wanted to say what an honor it was to take care of your dad in his final weeks. The world is a little sadder without him in it. Stay strong Jerry I love you! Just know that I’m always here for you, and your mom with anything you may need. Rip “dad” untill we meet again.

  • Jerry and his brothers Orville and Danny and I spent many hours together a youngsters. We were very close growing up. Our fathers were brothers and spent time together. I feel so blessed to have gotten to spend the reunion with him this year. Jerry will be missed. Condolences to the family. I will make a contribution in his honor. Love you Jerry.

  • My heart is broken right know . He was my cousin but i called him uncle . Hell he was more of a father to me than my own dad . Jerry Baker had such a kind heart, he would do anything for anyone if he could . When i lost my memory he gave it back to me . This man had so much knowledge he never forgot a thing . I will remember you always . When i look at the heavens above i know you earned your wings fly high Uncle jerry may you rip.

  • The Baker Boys were our brothers growing up. We haven’t seen each other over the years , but as children , we have lots of memories. The love in our hearts will live along with our memories. Love from the “Shepherd” clan.