Jess Leroy Baker

BARNESVILLE - Jess Leroy Baker, 84, of Barnesville, has joined his wife; Beverly Lou Mayberry Baker, as together they walk hand in hand, heart to heart, together once more.

Born in Barnesville, Ohio on June 4, 1936, he was the son of the late Paron and Estella Christman Baker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, James and Harold Baker and an infant sister.

Jess’ memory will leave an indelible imprint on the hearts of those he leaves behind;

daughter, Mistie (Buddy) Bussa of Barnesville; grandchildren, Lewis (Shawna) Bussa

and Jessica Pumphrey; great-granddaughter, Makayla Bussa.

Those who knew Jess, knew he had a special passion for his Chevy Big 10 truck, “Old Yeller”. He had an impressive collection of Wheel Horse Tractors and over 400 wind chimes. He loved the outdoors, camping, square dancing, and gardening. Fascinated with hummingbirds, he enjoyed watching these tiny, brilliant colored creatures. He was known for his Christmas decorations, truly making the holiday magical. He loved his family and was never happier than when he was spending time with them and treasured moments with his grandchildren and great-granddaughter.

Visitation will be held on Monday, June 22, 2020 from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-9:00 pm, Patron Funeral Homes & Crematory Kelly Kemp Braido, 702 E. Main Street, Barnesville, where the service for Jess will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 11:00 am. Reverend Tom Detling will officiate. Interment will follow at Crestview Cemetery, Barnesville, with Military Honors being presented by Belmont County Veteran’s Association.

Following the interment, all are invited to Jess’s home for a hot dog roast.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Stonerise Hospice, and Kenzie White for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs given to Jess, as well as the support provided to his family.

Jim and Sue Patron and staff kindly ask that everyone show kindness by remembering and observing the act of social distancing.

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Posted online on June 19, 2020