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James “Jim” Vincel Baker

March 07, 1941 - December 06, 2018

James “Jim” Vincel Baker, 77, of Kingsport, TN, passed away early Thursday morning, December 6, 2018, at Holston Manor Nursing Home. Jim was born in Keokee, Virginia and had lived in Big Stone Gap until he moved to Kingsport, TN. Jim was a graduate of Powell Valley High School and he served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era. Jim loved to fish, loved sports and he was an avid Braves fan and Kingsport Mets fan. Jim retired from Mason Dixon where he was a dock worker.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Earl Baker and Audrey Calton Baker; brothers, Ray Snodgrass, Shug Snodgrass and Keith Snodgrass; son-in-law, Gary Wild; and grandson, Adam Wild.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Susan Jones Baker; daughters, Tammy Wild (Kingsport, TN), Gaye Gibson and husband, Randall (Weber City, VA), Tracey Pierson and husband, William, and Diane Baker and husband, Vance; special granddaughter, April Carter and husband, Corey, and their son, Liam, Megham Thomas and husband, Brent, and their daughter, Aviana, Priscilla Wild and Jamie Wilson, Christi Stout and husband, Shawn, and their daughters, Shae and Taylor, Christina Lane and husband, Derick, and their daughter, Taylor, Matthew Pierson and wife, Keli, and their child, Aaron Pierson; special friend, Tony Barrett; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.

Trinity Memorial Centers Funeral Home (423-723-8177) is honored to be serving the Baker family.

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