Thomas M. Baker of Linden, AL passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Marengo Nursing Home in Linden.
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He was born December 19, 1936 in Jamestown, NY the son of the late Thomas S. and Louise M. Baker.
Tom was raised and educated in Lottsville, PA. He graduated from Sugar Grove High School in Sugar Grove, PA and was also a Pioneer Graduate of Penn State. He attended Forest Hill Baptist Church in Linden.
Music was the joy of his life. He was a guitarist and played the steel guitar in groups in concerts. After marrying Jackie Jones of Alabama, who also performed concerts, they blended their talent for Gospel music and performed in concerts. Tom was known for his love of music and partnering with Jackie they served the Lord together in music.
Mr. “Tom” as he was known in the south worked at Walmart for 24 years as a door greeter and clerk. He was also known for his love of sharing Hershey Kisses to everyone. Everyone loved “Mr. Tom”.
He is survived by a daughter, Jolene L. Lazar (Frank); one grandson, Frankie L. Lazar; and one granddaughter, Marisa Anne of Maple Shade, NJ. Also survived by Jacquelyn Jones Baker; two step-sons, Jamey S. Jones of Ohio and John “Tedd” Jones of Prattville, AL; one step-daughter, Melinda J. Fuller of Linden, AL; one surviving brother, Philip S. Baker (Floi) of San Jose, CA; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Richard A. “Dick” Baker and step-son, Rev. J. Scott Jones.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 4th at 10:00 am at Forest Hill Baptist Church in Linden, AL.
Graveside services will be held at a later date at the Lottsville Cemetery in Lottsville, PA.
Arrangements by O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home.