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Paul Baker Jr.


September 20, 2017

April 11, 1938 – Sept. 11, 2017

Paul “Jim” James Baker Jr., 79, of Sweet Home died Sept. 22, 2017.

He was born April 11, 1938 in Eugene to Paul James Sr. and Elsie Bertha (Lucier) Baker.

Mr. Baker was raised in the Springfield/Eugene area. He moved to Salem with his mom in the 1950s. In 1998 he moved in with his sister Barbara in Lebanon and, in 2010, he moved to a care home in Sweet Home.

Mr. Baker was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was baptized in Lebanon in 2008.

He was an avid Duck fan and loved watching football and baseball.

Mr. Baker is survived by his siblings, Barbara and her husband Dan Whipple of Lebanon, Thomas and his wife Sally Baker of Central Point, Sharon Miller of Southern California, Danny and his wife Sandy Murphy of Stayton, Terry “Duffy” and his wife Hannah Baker of Gladstone, and Donald Baker of Salem.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers Stephen Murphy and Johnny Baker.

Celebration of Life will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lebanon.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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