James E. Baker, 68, of Columbus passed away February 13, 2017.
He was born June 25, 1948, in Vernon, Indiana, to the late Jim and Martha (Smith) Baker.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Shelly Baker; son, Chris (Barbara) Baker; and grandsons, Chad and Alan Hancock.
He was preceded in death by his children, Gregory James Baker and Kelly R. Baker; and brothers, Timmy and Tyrone Baker.
James was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He retired from Cummins after 30 years and he enjoyed working on cars in his free time.
There are no services scheduled at this time.
Arrangements were entrusted to Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care, Franklin.