John Donald Baker

December 20, 1935May 11, 2013
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John Donald Baker, 77, passed away very peacefully at Baptist South Hospital after an extended illness of over 13 months. John or “Donnie” as he was called by Family and close Friends was born and raised in Tallapoosa County - Reeltown, Alabama by his parents V.B. Baker and Essie Mae Baker (Deceased). He was a graduate of Reeltown High School and upon graduation joined the U.S. Air Force.

John served in the United States Air Force until his retirement as Senior Master Sergeant. He was a Trained Air Force Medic and Certified Medical Surgical Technician (PA). He worked in the fields of both urology and orthopedics. He also retired from the Montgomery Orthopedics Group in Montgomery, Alabama.

John had distinguished service in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Purple Heart for that service at the Bien Hoa Air Force Base Hospital where he was wounded during a Vietcong offensive attack on the Air Base. He received his wounds when attending to his fellow wounded Servicemen on the flight line.

John is survived by his wife, Evelyn Virginia Baker, of Snowdon, Alabama. He and Virginia were married for 55 years. He is survived by his Son, John Bradley Baker and Brad's Daughter Summer Nicole, of Snowdon, Alabama, by his Son, James Scott Baker, and Scott's Wife, Janet, of Slapout, Alabama, by his Son, Michael Eric Baker, Michael’s Wife Anna, his Daughters Lauren Alyssa and Lindsey Brooke, of Montgomery, Alabama. John's surviving siblings are, Carolyn Joan Baker Johnson of Lawrenceville, Georgia and Kenneth Craig Baker of Montgomery, Alabama.

John was an avid hunter and fisherman. Most of the Family was convinced that he could really think like a fish since he was always able to catch so many. He taught his Wife, Sons, Grandchildren, Brother, and Friends all he knew about hunting and fishing. He enjoyed working on his home with Virginia. He and Virginia were active members of PintlalaBaptist Church. He had an Abiding Faith in THE LORD JESUS CHRIST with WHOM he now resides.

Visitation will be at Leak Memory Chapel, May 14, 2013 from 5:00 till 7:00 PM. Funeral Services will be at Pintlala Baptist Church on May 15, 2013 at 12:00. Pastor Gary Burton will Officiate the Services. Burial Services will be at the Forest Hills Cemetery, Pastor Gary Burton Officiating. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 14, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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Carol Lynn

April 24, 2014

Hello, My name is Carol Ann Hornsby Lynn. Donnie Baker was always a favorite friend and my sisters graduated with him. Jeanette and Azalea (Hornsby). We did not know that Donnie had gone to be with His Father in His heavenly home. We did know that he had or was ill. I am so very sorry to hear of this and to not have known about it and my sisters will be as well. With much sympathy and prayer. Please know that we thought the world of Donnie Baker. We knew his family well in Reeltown and we all attended school together. I know he is greatly missed. Sincerely, Carol Ann Hornsby Lynn

May 15, 2013

So sorry to hear about John. Mother always love to see him when she went to see Dr. Hodurski. She taught him in school at Reeltown and they always had fun remembering those times and laughing about them. I was always glad to see him at BMC when I worked there. He was truly a find man. Have you in my prayers. Sue Gibbons

May 15, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Remember he is at peace now with no more pain. My prayers are with you.
Susan/friends of Brad and your neighbor across the street

Don Hess

May 14, 2013

John started me in my very interesting career in medicine. From that first evening in Jackson Hospital locker room getting ready to work the ER and him putting his service 45 on the shelf saying "it might me a rough night Bubba" he was my great friend. He taught me so much you cant learn in school. A great guy and so many fun stories. My heart is sad but my head is happy.

May 14, 2013

May you have peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

May 13, 2013

Sorry to hear about John. We work together both in the air force and at sos. We had many great fishing trips together. Will miss him. Paul Eads

Buddy Ingram

May 13, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a good man and always treated me well. He always brought a smile. I pray that God will give you comfort and peace.

May 13, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed working with John and appreciated his kindness and friendship. I pray that God will give you each peace and comfort.

Buddy Ingram
Montgomery, AL

Bobbie Smith

May 13, 2013

Dear Family and Friends at this time of distress remember “Jehovah will become a secure height for anyone crushed a secure height in times of distress. And those knowing your name will trust in you, for you will certainly not leave those looking for you, O Jehovah.”---Ps.9:9, 10

Ronnie & Kay Broome

May 13, 2013

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you