James W. Baker, 62, of Taylorville passed away at 9:54 a.m. Friday (December 27, 2013) at his residence.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Beecher City Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Warner officiating. Arrangements are by Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Beecher City.

He was born July 16, 1951 in Effingham the son of Charles and Ruby (Carlisle) Baker.

He was baptized in the Beecher City Church of Christ and employed at Sloan Implement in Assumption.

Surviving are his sister, Neleta Shaw of Effingham; step-daughter, Jessica White of Taylorville; 2 step-grandsons.