Marion-John T. Baker, 83, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Marshall Browning Hospital in DuQuoin.
John was born on April 19, 1934 in Marion to John S. and Mary Virginia (Collins) Baker. He married Doris Sloan on March 31, 1956 in Johnston City. She preceded him in death on April 15, 2001.
John served in the U.S. Navy. He was retired from the IBEW 702 where he worked as a lineman for many years. John enjoyed spending time with family and friends and will be missed by all.
Son-Steve Baker and wife Kay of DuQuoin
Son-Dennis Baker and fiancé Mary Frey of Marion
Son-Thomas J. Baker and wife Lori of Phoenix, AZ
Son-John G. Baker and wife Kelly of Marion
Daughter-Vicki Croft and husband Dale of Marion
Stephanie and Josh McCurren
Michael and Danielle Baker
Stacy and Kerry Maguire
Tess and David Rumble
Martin and Andrea Maguire
Patrick and Jennifer Macguire
Carrie and Nathan Higgerson
Ashley and Britt Farthing
Matt and Jamie Croft
34 great grandchildren
Dale and Phyllis Baker
Harold and Terry Baker
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; great granddaughter, Madison Nicole Croft and sister, Marilyn Kucheska
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 12pm at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Andy Lee officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 10am until the time of service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St.Jude’s and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/PO Box 411/Marion, IL 62959