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Johnny Howard Baker

August 20, 1940 - May 3, 2018

 

Funeral services for Johnny Howard Baker, age 77 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, May7, 2018 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.  Interment will follow in Kilpatrick’s Memorial Gardens in Ruston.  Visitation will be from 1-2 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home prior to the service.

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Funeral services for Johnny Howard Baker, age 77 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, May7, 2018 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.  Interment will follow in Kilpatrick’s Memorial Gardens in Ruston.  Visitation will be from 1-2 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home prior to the service.

Johnny entered his heavenly rest, peacefully on Thursday, May 3, 2018 surrounded by those he loved dearly.  He was born in Springhill, Louisiana on August 20, 1940, the only child of John Howard Baker from Springhill, Louisiana and Edith Earline Crow Baker Souter from Haynesville, Louisiana.  He was a graduate of Taylor High School and married his sweetheart of 45 years, on June 7, 1963, Glenda Dianne Smith Baker, born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, but grew up in Springhill, Louisiana.  Johnny worked at International Paper Mill until it closed; he then moved the family to Ruston, Louisiana. He worked many years at South Arkansas Vacuum and he would eventually retire from Blue Bell Creamery. They had 2 sons, John Phillip Baker and Eric Lee Baker.  Those who knew Johnny knew of his love for hunting and fishing.  He was an amazing marksman and won many contests in shooting. A perfect day for him would involve a day in a boat, fishing with his best friend and father in law, Lonell Smith.

Johnny is preceded in death by his parents and wife. He is survived by his sons, John Phillip Baker and wife Laura Naylor Baker of Dickinson, Texas; Eric Lee Baker and wife Leah Chandler Baker of Ruston, Louisiana; and grandchildren:  Erica Lianne Baker, John Keegan Baker, Madisen Grace Baker, and McKinley Elle Baker.

Pallbearers are Keegan Baker, Joel Gray, David Wells, Toby Nations, Justin Nations, and Jeremy Smith.

Online condolences may be made at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.

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Visitation Information


Date: Monday, May 7, 2018

Time: 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Kilpatrick Funeral Homes - Ruston

Address:

209 North Bonner
Ruston, LA 71270

Service Information


Date: Monday, May 7, 2018

Time: 02:00 pm

Kilpatrick Funeral Homes - Ruston

Address:

209 North Bonner
Ruston, LA 71270

Cemetery Information


Date: Monday, May 7, 2018

Kilpatrick’s Memorial Gardens

1270 Hwy 544

Ruston, LA


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