James Howard Baker, Jr.

James Howard Baker, Jr.


September 7, 1931 – October 26, 2013

WENDELL – James Howard Baker, Jr., 82, died at home on Saturday with his family by his side.  A native of Wake County he was son to the late James Howard & Beddie Height Baker, Sr.  He was retired after 55 years of service with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.  He was a 50 year Mason, past Worshipful Master, Shrine President, and a member of the Wendell Masonic Lodge # 565 AF&AM and was on the Shriners Chef Crew.  Mr. Baker loved fishing and traveling.  He was preceded in death by his daughter; Cathy Baker Whitley, a grandson, 3 great grandchildren, 2 brothers and a sister.

Funeral service 2 pm, Tuesday, Central Baptist Church with burial to follow in Pearce Baptist Church Cemetery

He is survived by his beloved wife and friend of 63 years; Thelma Phillips Baker of the home, son; Jimmy Baker (Laura) of Raleigh, daughters; Joann Young & Carryl Silvers (Roger) of Wendell, 14 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, & 2 great, great, grandchildren, siblings; Marie Bailey (Wilbert) of Wendell, Christine Floyd (Gaston) and Mary Hellen Baker, both of Knightdale

Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to the Central Baptist Church Building Fund.

Visitation 7-8:30 pm, Monday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell

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