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James Parker Baker, Jr.

Sep 14, 2017

 

printed 09/15/2017

Salisbury

James Parker Baker, Jr., “J.P.,” age 78, died on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.

Born in Berlin, he was the son of the late James Parker Baker, Sr. and Thelma Cherricks Baker.

He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 49 years, Penny Scarborough Baker, and children, Sheila Rivera, Peggy Windsor and Hope Waidner, all of Snow Hill. There are six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren including a special great-granddaughter, Eva Hope Waidner.

He was preceded in death by his son, James “Buddy” Baker, lll. Also surviving is a brother, Allen Baker of Bishopville; sisters, Carolyn Smith of Melson, Maryland and Bonnie Baker of Laurel, Delaware, and several nieces and nephews.

“J.P.” was a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School, Class of 1958. He had been a heavy equipment operator for 37 years with Worcester County, a driver with H&H Poultry, and a weighmaster with P&L Poultry and Ralston Purina. He was a member of the Nelson United Methodist Church in Hebron, Snow Hill Lions Club, and a 25-year member of the Girdletree Volunteer Fire Company.

A funeral service was held on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 at the Burbage Funeral Home in Snow Hill. Rev. Jim Riley officiated. Interment followed in Springhill Cemetery in Girdletree, Maryland.

A donation in his memory may be made to: Nelson United Methodist Church, 200 Main St., Hebron, Maryland 21830. Letters of condolence may be sent via www.burbagefuneralhome.com.

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