James L. Baker of Troy, AL, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at his residence. He was 72. Funeral services for James L. Baker will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 27, 2020, at Skeen Funeral Home Chapel in Troy with Pastor Wilburn Kirkland officiating, Skeen Funeral Home of Troy directing. The family will receive friends Friday at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. James was born April 9, 1948, in Ozark, AL, to the late Marvin Baker and Savanah Johnson Baker. He was a hard worker, loving husband, father and an amazing Paw Paw. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Chris Baker; a daughter, Tammy Mims; two grandsons, Brandon and Glen Mims; two sisters, Betty Folmar and Tiny Green. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Baker; sons: Greg Baker (Lynn), Marty Baker (Kelli), and Danny Ray Owens (Kelly); daughters: Diane Helmstetter (Phil), Teresa Campbell (Cowboy), and Tabatha Galloway (Chad); grandchildren: Chris Baker (Amanda), Chris Reaves, Michael Saizan, John Baker, Mason Owens, Wrangler Campbell, Justin Mims and Blake Mims, Kasey Parent, Little Marty Baker, Makayla Pinkerton (Michael), Hayle Galloway, and Jasmine Barnes (Rustin); eight great grandchildren, and special nephews, Bo Holder (Pam) and Marvin Holder.
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