James S Baker

January 26, 1927 – December 03, 2020

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James Stanton Baker, 93, of Bruce departed from this life on December 3, 2020, at Baptist Calhoun Nursing Home in Calhoun City, Mississippi. Born on January 26, 1927 in Tennessee, James was a son to the late Jacob Stanton Baker and Raythel Crenshaw Baker.

James, a Fireman Second Class in the Navy, bravely fought the the Axis Powers during World War II.   This brave solider of the sea served his tour on two ships, USS Yorktown and USS Stockham. As a direct result from his time on both a destroyer and aircraft carrier, James received three campaign ribbons:  Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon, American Area Campaign Ribbon, and the World War II Victory Ribbon.  With his honorable discharge papers in hand, he returned home in the spring of 1946. Just two years after his return home James faced a major milestone in his life.  He married the love of his life, Mary Schoggin, on December 17, 1948. The couple spent an expansive seventy one year’s eleven months and sixteen days in their union. Those seven decades were filled with two sons and endless memories. James provided for his family as press operator for the Textron Corporation, a job he held until retirement.  James was a faithful member of Rocky Branch Baptist Church.

James leaves behind an expansive family to carry his memory in their hearts; wife, Mary Baker  of Calhoun City, Mississippi; two sons; Andy (Lynn) Baker  of Athens, Tennessee : Mark (Carol) Baker of Bruce, Mississippi; one brother, Durrell Baker of Bruce, Mississippi ; five grandchildren: Corey Baker, Stephen Baker , Brandon Baker, Nolan Baker,  Halen Baker; ten great grandchildren: Drew Baker, Mason Baker , Maverick Baker , Bentley Baker, Maxx Baker, Daniel Lino, Anthony Lino, Tyler Lino, Alexus Lino, and Tegan Hisock.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob Stanton Baker and Raythel Crenshaw Baker; three brothers: Bobby Baker, Charles Shaw Baker, and Willie Earl Baker; two sisters: Lenora James, and Martha Massey; one great grandchild, Braden Baker.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Parker Memorial Funeral Home from 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM. The funeral service remembering James’s life will be held on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM in Chapel of Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce with Bro. Chris Caviness and Dr. John Stewart officiating. Brandon Baker, Nolan Baker, Halen Baker, Corey Baker, Drew Baker, and Daniel Lino will carry James to rest in Bruce Cemetery. Anthony Lino and Tyler Lino will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce and Vardaman is honored to serve the family in helping make arrangements remembering James’s life. Online condolences may be composed at parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com

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