Jerry A. Baker, 71, of Ashville, and former resident of Owens Cross Roads passed away Tuesday in Gadsden Memorial Hospital.
He was retired from Coyne Cylinder after 27 years of service. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was preceded in death by father, Allen Sidney Baker, and mother, Nina Irene Pylant Smith.
Surviving are son, Jerry Baker and wife Virginia, daughter, Sabrina Baker and husband Steve Edge, grandchildren, Raymond and Darius Baker, one great grandson, and one sister, Carol Woodall and husband Bennie.
Visitation will be 2pm to 3pm Saturday, August 2, 2014 at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will follow at 3:00 pm with Rev. Henry Earl McPeters officiating.