OBITUARY: Benjamin ‘Ben’ Michael Baker


Benjamin “Ben” Michael Baker of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee passed away on Friday, June 10, 2022 at the age of 42.

Ben was born October 28, 1979 in Saginaw, Michigan to parents Jerry and Sue (Wurtzel) Baker.

At age 8, Ben moved to Mt. Juliet, TN where he resided until death. He is a graduate of Mt. Juliet High School and he attended college at the University of Tennessee, Martin. Ben married Jennifer Parker of Mt. Juliet in September of 2011. Together, they made a loving home and life in Mt. Juliet with their beloved dog, Lacey.

Ben worked tirelessly for Environmental Sciences/Pace Analytics in Mt. Juliet as a chemist for the last 21 years. He was an invaluable asset to their company and will be greatly missed.

Ben loved big in his life. He could put on a hard exterior, but everyone who knew him knew he had a big soft side. He greatly loved his wife Jennifer, who truly was his perfect match. He loved his parents, his siblings and nieces and nephews, and all of his family. His heart was totally won over by his dog Lacey.

In addition to his love for his wife, family, and Lacey dog, Ben had lifelong friends he would do anything for. There will be a huge hole in their lives without him.

Ben never stopped loving his home state of Michigan and the U of M Wolverines (Let’s go Blue!). He loved Star Wars and recently had a trip of a lifetime with Jennifer to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. He loved casinos, gambling, trips with family and friends, family dinners, and working hard.

Ben will be greatly missed by wife Jennifer (Parker) Baker and dog Lacey, parents Jerry and Sue Baker, sister Kathryn “Katie” (Baker) Key and brother-in-law Carson Key, sister Elizabeth “Libby” (Baker) Cobb, and brother-in-law Justin Cobb, mother-in-law Brenda Parker and father-in-law Bill Parker, sister-in-law Leahbeth (Parker) Walker and brother-in-law Jeremy Walker, sister-in-law Nicole (Parker) Campbell and brother-in-law Matthew Campbell, nieces Eleanor “Ellie” Humphrey, Marguerite “Maggie” Humphrey, Annabel “Annie” Humphrey, Natalie Cobb, Ivy Walker, Meredith Cobb, Lily Walker and Lucy Campbell, and nephews Wesley Cobb and Bennett Cobb.

Visitation will be 4-8 pm on Thursday, June 16th at Sellars Funeral Home at 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Rd, Mt. Juliet TN. Funeral service will be Friday, June 17th at 12 pm at St. Stephen Catholic Community at 14544 Lebanon Rd, Old Hickory, TN 37138. There will also be a visitation held one hour prior to the start of the funeral mass.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, 615-758-5459, obituary line 615-758-8818,


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