Edward James Baker Sr.

April 1, 1944 ~ September 16, 2022 (age 78)


The Life and Legacy of 

Edward James "Bubba" Baker, Sr., the second eldest child of Roosevelt and Helen Baker, was born on April 1, 1944, in Thomasville, Georgia.  He attended school in Thomasville Public School System and was a member of Douglas High School Class of 62.

He enlisted into the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War. He faithfully served his country twenty plus years before retiring.  After retiring from the Army, he worked at the post office for over twenty years before his retirement.

Bubba was a dear friend and confidant to many.  You could always count on Bubba to be there for you.  While never wanting to be in the forefront, he was always in the shadows, even then, his presence was still felt.  Bubba was a faithful member of Bethany Congregational UCC Church.  In his leisure, he loved fishing and hunting.  Bubba's favorite past time was riding in his truck.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roosevelt and Helen Baker; sister, Annie Mae Abrams; brother John Henry Baker;

He leaves to cherish his memories his sons, Edward James Baker, Jr. of Thomasville, GA,; Kevin Baker (Jasmine) of McDonough, GA, god daughter, Tiffany Smith of McDonough, GA.,; sister, Rosa Rone of Thomasville, GA.;  Neil Baker (Samara) of Perry, GA.; significant other Mattie Carr of Montgomery, AL.; devoted nephew and caregiver, Kenny Baker of Thomasville, GA.; two special friends, Bay Hayes and Richard Lewis; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins whom he loved dearly.

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September 21, 2022

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Hatcher Peoples Funeral Home
820 Wright St.
Thomasville, GA 31792

Graveside Service
September 22, 2022

11:00 AM
Sunset Memorial Gardens
10526 US 84
Thomasville, GA 31757

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