James A. Baker, Sr., 54, of 685 Moose Ridge Road, Woodsfield, Ohio died Saturday, December 11, 2010 upon arrival at the Barnesville Hospital, Barnesville, Ohio.
He was born at Cleveland, Ohio on October 7, 1956 a son of the late Thad and Stephanie Urbanik Baker.
He was a retired wildlife officer and district supervisor for the Ohio Division of Wildlife; a member of the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Woodsfield, Ohio; a member of the Woodsfield Volunteer Fire Department; Fraternal Order of Police; the Ohio Game Protectors Association; and a member of the Lazy River Dixie Land Jazz Band.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, kayaking, hiking and the outdoors along with his dog, Willo.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Terry Baker.
Surviving are his wife, Pamela Long Baker whom he married on October 18, 1986; one daughter, Carly Baker of the home; one son, Jimmy Baker of the home; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Paul and Donna Long of Dellroy, Ohio.
At Jim’s request, cremation will take place.
Friends will be received at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 303 S. Main St., Woodsfield, Ohio from 1:00 p.m. until time of memorial services at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 19, 2010 with Rev. Frank Lehosky officiating. Inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 303 S. Main St., Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.
Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, 37501 SR 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio