John Baker

Vance Street

John W. Baker, 55, of Vance Street, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, March 20, 2016, in Brown County.

John was born June 5, 1960, in Indianapolis, the son of John K. and Rosemary Bisel Baker. He loved fishing, was an avid mushroom hunter, loved John Wayne and was a Colts fan. He also enjoyed karaoke, corn hole and playing his guitar. He was a big-hearted man who loved spending time with his grandkids.

The funeral will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2016, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Chuck Kennedy officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Henderson Cemetery in Gnaw Bone.

Survivors include his companion, Regina Baker-Bell; a son, Josh W. Baker of Edinburgh; daughters, Sara (Jake) Baker and Anna Baker, both of Franklin; sisters, Versie (Tony) Krueger of Columbus, Jo Chouinard of Colorado Springs, Colorado , Junie (Jason) Miller of Hope and Luanna “Dooder” (Jack) Conner of Tullahoma, Tennessee; grandchildren, Taylor, Aubre, Lynn and Jordyn; seven nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Candy Rose; 21 great-nieces and nephews; and one great-great nephew. He was a dog lover and is also survived by his dog Shorty.

He was preceded in death by his father, John K. Baker; mother, Rosemary Bisel Baker Smith; and a brother, David K. Baker.

You are invited to view his video tribute after 4 p.m. Wednesday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.