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James Frank Baker March 9, 1939 - May 7, 2020

James Frank “Jim” Baker, 81, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Twin Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jim was born in Lexington Mississippi on March 9th, 1939.  He lived a very full life.  From humble beginnings in the delta farmlands as the seventh of fourteen children he learned the values of dedication, hard work, and family.  At 17, Jim joined the Air Force and preceded to rise through the ranks, completing multiple combat and overseas assignments during his outstanding 23 year career.  While stationed in England Jim met his wife Mary.  Together they truly shared life, experiencing the highest highs and lowest lows as one united couple for over 59 years.  Jim was a great father, providing each of his children with countless lessons for success in life but most importantly he provided unconditional love and support.  Jim was a special person and will be missed by all who had the honor of knowing him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Mary; children, Julie (Gene) Hobbs, Lisa (Danny) Chambliss and James (Shelly) Baker; grandchildren, Dustin (Tra) Hobbs, Danielle Sayger, Brett Baker, Olivia Baker, Cecelia Chambliss and Michael Chambliss; great-grandchildren, Logan, Taylor, Avie, Deon, Aryana, Victor, Cameron and Jonathan; sisters, Mary Estes and Irine Martin; brother, Billy Baker; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sharron Baker; parents, George Ira and Daisy Baker; 5 brothers and 5 sisters.

Flowers are welcome; Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.



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    Debi Dobbins says

    Our entire family would like to say how very sorry we are about the passing of Uncle Buddy. It’s always a terrible time for a loss of a loved one especially a parent, but this virus has made it especially difficult for all of you. All our love and prayers are there for each one of you. As soon as we can be together we will. Love you all so much. Debi and the rest of the family of Wesley M Baker.

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    Peggy A Morgan says

    Jim was our neighbor for over twenty years. He was indeed a very honorable man. He loved his wife and children very much. We love and respect Jim. Mary, Julie and Gene, Lisa and Danny, Jimmy and Shelly, grandchildren and great grandchildren, we send our deepest sympathy and love. May God comfort each of you and give you grace.

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    Paula Baker Evans says

    Aunt Mary, Julie, Lisa and Jimmy and family,

    We are so saddened to hear about Uncle Buddy’s passing. Wish we could be there. These covid-19 restrictions make it even harder to lose someone during these trying times. Please know that y’all are all in our thoughts and prayers and we love each of you very much. The Paul Baker Family

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