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James L Baker

February 4, 1926 July 5, 2019
James L Baker
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James L Baker, of Dover, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 5, 2019 at home. He was 93 years old.

Mr. Baker was born February 4th, 1926, at Kings and Queens County Virginia. Son of the late Harry and Mary Cooke Baker.

Jim is a survivor of the invasion of Normandy landing on June 8th, 1944, at Omaha beach and continuing service into Northern France Ardennes, The Battle of the Bulge. He was discharged December 1945 and later reenlisted into the Army Air Core, which became The United States Air Force, serving for 22 years with destination at Dover Air Force Base Delaware, where he retired and made his home. He was employed as manager of Governor Square Apartments for 13 years also worked at the Delaware State News as a rural route deliverer, and worked at the Air Base commissary and employed 15 years at Winner Ford of Dover. Jim enjoyed being involved with; family activities, clamming and crabbing and taking care of the appearance of his lawn and summer garden and feeding and watching the hummingbirds while enjoying his morning coffee on his back porch. He took great pride in flying the American Flag daily until his recent illness and was awarded a certificate recognizing his dedication and diligence
Jim was a member of People’s Church of Dover, for 50 years, serving as an usher on a regular basis and more recently becoming a member of Asbury Methodist Church of Smyrna, DE.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 10 siblings: Franklin Baker, Bertha Collons Gordy (John), Gladys Foster (Richard) Mabel Hall (George) Blide Baker (Anna Mae) Fountain Baker ( Sally) Cassie Feeney (Leo) Lillian Quillen (Oliver) Idora Baker and Rose E Baker who died in infancy at 5 months old and a great grandchild Abel Heller.

Survived by the love of his life Nelly T, (Nell) now with whom he shared 67 1/2 years, a very happy marriage; two daughters, Nanci Glindmyer of Harrington, DE and Donna Heller (Jeff) of Magnolia, Delaware and a son, Richard Baker (Rhonda) of Marianna, Arkansas; 5 grandchildren Erica Richard (Jonathan), Bradley Heller (Destiny), Kimberly Palermo (Michael), Brian Glindmyer (Emily) and Lexus Baker (Terrance); 10 great grandchildren and 2 step great granddaughters, nieces and nephews of Salisbury MD and 3 nieces of Albuquerque, NM.

Funeral services will be held 11AM, Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 20 W. Mt. Vernon Street, Smyrna, DE 19977. Friends may call one hour prior. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Asbury U.M. Church or Delaware Hospice, 911 S. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.


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20 W. Vernon Street
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Smyrna, DE 19977

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20 W. Vernon Street Smyrna 19977 DE
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