James “Jimmy Joe” Baker (5-9-15) service 5-12-15

James “Jimmy Joe” Baker Jr., 52, of Savannah, died Saturday, May 9, in his residence in Savannah.
He was born in Hammond, Indiana, son to the late James Clinton Baker Sr. and Virginia Faye McClelland Middleton. He was united in marriage to Jane Catherine McConnell Baker, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Baker was self-employed as a mechanic.
He is survived by his children, Brittany Yates of Savannah and Brandon Baker of Savannah; siblings, Billy McClelland, Timothy Tichnor, Roger Baker, Deborah Baker and Kevin Baker, all of Savannah, and Bonnie Cozad of Philippi, West Virginia; and three grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one grandchild.
Services were held on Tuesday, May 12, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Derek Westmoreland officiating. Burial followed in New Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery at Savannah.

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