Ashland  Daily Independent  -  2/9/07
James Carcel Baker - 1922-2007

James Carcel Baker, 84, of Olive Hill, Ky., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, in King’s Daughters Medical Center.

Mr. Baker was born Nov. 5, 1922, in Carter County, Ky., a son of the late Nathan Baker and the late Bertha Qualls Baker Tackett.

He was the owner of Tackett’s Furniture in Olive Hill and owned and operated Baker’s Brindles, a dog breeding business. 
He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy, specializing in radar equipment and electronics. 
He was a member of Olive Hill Masonic Lodge 629, Scottish Rite and El Hasa Shrine. He was a member of Olive Hill First Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Eden Baker; a daughter, Carolyn Lee Baker Stamper; 
two brothers, Thurman Baker and Elmo Tackett; and two sisters, Ola Burchett and Loretta Sparks.

He is survived by a daughter, Debbie Baker Harman and her husband, Ted Harman, of Harrodsburg, Ky.; 
a grandson, Mitchell Stamper of Muncie, Ind.; two great-grandchildren, Mitchell Stamper and Meredith Stamper Carpenter; and a son-in-law, Marvin Stamper.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at Olive Hill First Baptist Church by Brother Bob Donovan and Brother Mark Lilly. 
Burial will be in Baker Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill and after 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Olive Hill Masonic Lodge Building Fund, P.O. Box 27, Olive Hill, KY 41164 
or Shriner Children’s Hospital, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502-1298.

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