OBITUARY: James ‘J.B.’ Baird Baker


James “J.B.” Baird Baker, age 91 of Mt. Juliet, passed away on January 22, 2024.

J.B. was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a God-fearing man, which was evident in his life. J.B. was a lifelong Church of Christ member; he loved serving God and the church. Aside from his family being his everything, he worked at The Ford Glass Plant, where he retired after “33 1/3” years (J.B. never left off the 1/3.) He will be dearly missed by his family.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of over 50 years, Sara Baker.

He is survived by his wonderful 3 daughters; Cindy (Jim) Grayson, Kim Baker, and Mary Jane Baker; his grandchildren, Matthew, Lauren, Mark, AJ, Hunter, and Marisa; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 25th from 4-8 pm at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 26th at 10 am at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. The family will be having a private burial.

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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