The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


March 14, 2014

James "Jim" Baker

CARTHAGE, Mo. — James "Jim" Baker, 69, passed away March 12, 2014, at his home in Carthage.

Jim was born June 25, 1944, in Carthage. He was a longtime Carthage resident. Jim served 25 years as a police officer on the Carthage Police department. He worked at Race Brothers farm and home. Jim was an avid bowler and was on a mixed league at Star Lanes in Carthage. Jim enjoyed restoring classic Ford's and liked to hunt and fish.

Jim is survived by Carolyn, his loving and caring wife of 30 years; his mother. Mary D'Amato; one daughter, Tara Baker West and husband, Sean, of Raytown, Mo.; two sons, Daniel Baker and wife, Shelby, of Temple, Texas, and Stephen Baker, of Carthage; six grandkids, Brittany, Blake, Taylor, Emily, Alysia and Anthony; and six great-grandkids, Aubrey, Adrian, Brently, Gloria, T.J. and Kinsley. Jim is preceded in death by his dad, Harold Baker in 1983.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Ulmer Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 14, at the Ulmer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fasken Cemetery, east of Carthage.

Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Ulmer Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.

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