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 www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.