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James Baker Obituary

James Edward Baker
James Edward Baker

November 29, 1952 - January 4, 2018
Born in Boone, NC
Resided in Asheville, NC
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James Edward Baker, 65, of Asheville, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at his residence.

A native of Boone, NC, James was the son of the late George Edward and Virginia Denny Baker.

A retired Sergeant with North Carolina State Highway Patrol with 30 years of service, Mr. Baker is a member of a proud law enforcement family along with his father and sons. He was also a member of the North Carolina Troopers Association and the Snow Lodge #363 A.F. & A.M in Boone. In his free time, he enjoyed golfing and visiting the Outer Banks each summer with his family.

Mr. Baker is survived by his wife, Sheree Kuykendall Baker; sons, Robby Baker and wife Brook, and Bradley Baker and wife Caroline; sister, Vivian Baker Richards; and many other family members and friends.

The funeral service for Mr. Baker will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. Interment with Masonic Rites performed by Biltmore Lodge #446 will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Lodge will open at 11:00 a.m.

His family will receive friends, with the North Carolina Highway Patrol Honor Guard standing guard, for two hours prior to the service beginning at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, Mr. Baker’s family asks that memorials be made to the Irene Wortham Center Adult Day Activity, ATTN: Development Office Irene Wortham Center, 916 West Chapel Rd., Asheville, NC 28803.




Groce Funeral Home
1401 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC US 28806
Monday, January 8, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Groce Funeral Home
1401 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC US 28806
Monday, January 8, 2018
12:00 PM
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
1498 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC USA 28715
Monday, January 8, 2018


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