Obituaries - Sept. 24, 2009

Joseph Roy Baker, Sr.

Joseph Roy Baker, Sr., age 70, of Hampton, formerly a longtime resident of Jonesboro, died Sept. 19, 2009. He was a practicing attorney for over 40 years and was a graduate in the top 10 of the United States Naval Academy class of 1962. He also was very involved with the Boy Scouts and enjoyed a love for music, particularly woodwind instruments and Native-American flutes.

He is survived by his children, Elizabeth A. Baker, Joseph "Joe Bird" and Lisa Baker, Emily A. Baker, Amy Baker, Benjamin "Foss" Baker; grandchildren, Megan, Madison and Sarah Baker.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 25 in the Jonesboro Chapel of Pope Dickson & Son, with Dr. Jack Farrar and the Rev. Tom Shannon officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24. Pope Dickson & Son, Jonesboro Chapel, (770) 478-7211.