James Dallas Baker, 86, of Camby, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019. He was born June 28, 1933 in Indianapolis to Arville and Margie (King) Baker. He married Rosemarie (Haltom) Baker on October 21, 1959. He was a resident of Indianapolis for 83 years and a resident of Camby for three years.
James is survived by two loving children, Dawn (Michael) Blake of Camby and Michael Baker of Mooresville; one brother, Wayne (Wanda) Baker of Bargersville; one sister, Joann (Oren) Demaree of Franklin; four grandchildren, James Stapert of Camby, Jonathon Stapert of Indianapolis, Karla Baker of Indianapolis, and Heather Baker of Temple, Texas; and two great grandchildren, RemiJoe Stapert and Kyleigh Carter. James is preceded in death by his wife, Rosemarie Baker; both of his parents; one brother, Robert Baker; and one sister, Janie Baker.
James was a 1952 graduate of Southport High School, where he was Vice President of his senior class. He went on to serve in the Navy during the Korean War and was discharged in 1956 as a Gunner's Mate 2nd Class. James retired in 1996 from Central Indiana Trane Company where he was a Senior Service Engineer. He was an active member with the American Legion Post #103. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed being outdoors with family and friends.
Family and friends may show their love and support from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19 at Jones Family Mortuary in Mooresville. A celebration of life service, officiated by Kameron Packard, will follow at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Military honors will follow graveside service at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Horseshoes of Hope Equine Academy, 12956 N. Slideoff Road, Camby, IN 46113.
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