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Ira J. Baker, III
March 10, 1955 ~ September 3, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old
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Ira J. Baker, 68, affectionately known by his friends and family as, “Red,” passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 3, 2023 at Select Specialty Hospital in Savannah.
A resident of Jesup for more than fifty years, Red was born on March 10, 1955 in Hazard, Kentucky to the late, Ira J. Baker, Jr. and Grace McIntosh Baker. He was a pipefitter by trade, loyally working with the Local Plumbers and Pipefitters Union 177 at IHP Industrial for more than thirty years until his retirement. Ira enjoyed working with his hands, tinkering with different projects around the house in his spare time. He also loved riding motorcycles and ATV’s and had participated in several benefit rides over the years for Hospice and Toys for Tots. Red loved his family more than anything, especially his grandchildren, and there was nothing he would not do to help a friend in need. In addition to his parents, his sister, Debra Ann Pummell and his brother, David Baker, also preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of forty-nine years, Linda Blanton Baker of Jesup; son, Ira J. “Jay” Baker IV and wife, Petrina of Guy, Arkansas; siblings, James Wright and wife, Amanda, Michael Baker and wife, Brenda, Jennifer Allen and husband, Charles and Nicholas Baker all of Jesup and two grandchildren, Analee and Bryson Baker. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members also survive.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup.
Graveside funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2021 at Jesup City Cemetery with Rev. Rooster Manning officiating.