December 28, 2021
John Henry Baker was born to Henry and Florence Baker on January 16th, 1934 in Columbus, Indiana. A devoted man to his country, John served as a Sergeant in the United States Army, fighting in the Korean War from 1952 – 1957 as part of the Tropical Lightening Division. Following his time on active duty, he continued his service as a Post Commander of VFW in Columbus, Indiana. John married the love of his life, Shirley Jean Baker on October 30th, 1958 beginning a 63-year long journey of marriage and family. John was a devoted husband, father, papa and friend and passed on his love for family, bowling, fishing and racing. Many memories were made involving all of his hobbies and interests and will be carried on by those who loved him. Not only was he a fun-loving man, but he was also known as one of the hardest working individuals. Most of his occupational career, John was a business owner that included Baker’s Fish House, Baker and Sons Heating and Air Conditioning, and Best Place Auto Repair. His integrity and honesty as a business man was known and appreciated by many. It was not uncommon for people to drive for hours to have their car worked on by the “man they knew they could trust.” In addition to his parents, he is proceeded in death by Faye Ruth, Dorothy Wanda, Francis, Betty, Jean, Patty and JoAnn. John is survived by his wife, Shirley, his children Connie Utley and husband Dan, Johnny Len Baker and wife Jennifer, Lester Baker and wife Robbie, and Teresa Ahrendt and husband David. This also includes 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. In addition to these, he is survived by his siblings Evelyn, Wilma, Butch and Rex and many of their family members. The Addison family and staff of Magnolia Funeral Home extend condolences to John's family during this difficult time.
John Henry Baker was born to Henry and Florence Baker on January 16th, 1934 in Columbus, Indiana. A devoted man to his country, John served as a Sergeant in the United States Army, fighting in the Korean War from 1952 – 1957 as part... View Obituary & Service Information
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