John Solomon Baker, a resident of Berryville, was born Feb. 8, 1923 in Eureka Springs, a son of Berl Baker and Leona (Roberts) Baker. He died on March 17 at the age of 86.
Mr. Baker served in the United States Army during World War II and with the Coast Artillery and Field Artillery from 1942 to 1946. He attended the Eureka Springs Baptist Church and was also a plumber.
John is survived by one daughter, Linda Pickering of California; one step-son, Billy Armstrong; one sister, Mattie Glocksien of Berryville; one brother, Glen Baker of California; three granddaughters; one grandson; seven great-grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; one step-great grand daughter; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Juanita and Nola and fiancée Savannah Parkhill; three brothers, Berl Lee Baker, Wesley Baker and Ernie Baker; and three sisters, Agnes McDannald, Mable Erdall and Minnie Phillips.
Funeral services were held on March 20 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville with Brother James Edwards officiating. Interment followed at the Moreland Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Memorial donations may be sent to Moreland Cemetery, % Mary Patterson, 7605 Hwy. 143, Berryville, AR 72616. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.