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John Terry Baker

John Terry Baker, 75, of Hayesville, passed away Aug. 14, 2018 surrounded by his wife and family. Baker was born March 21, 1943 in Atlanta, Ga. to Fred James Baker and Mary Walker Baker. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, of Hayesville. He loved the church and his church family. He was a carpenter by trade and was later employed by Brasstown Manor Assisted Living Facility for many years. In his role as maintenance supervisor, he learned to wear many different hats. He always took time to help those who resided there with a smile and a comforting word. When he had the time, he loved to hunt, fish, be outside (especially near the beach or lake) and most of all, he loved his family.

Baker was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Mary Baker.

Family members left to share in his legacy are his wife, Vivian W. Baker; son, John Taylor (Leah) Baker of Pilot Mountain, N.C.; step children, Lisa Ditmore and Joni (Zach) Clement; sister, Susan (John) Hendrix of Rose Hill, N.C.; aunt, Lucille Sewell; aunt, Marjorie Miller. of Gainesville, Ga.; aunt, Martha Atkinson of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Hallie Ann Baker and (baby on the way) Polly JoAnn Baker; step grandchildren, Katelyn Denton, Victoria and Faith Winkler, and Jacob Patterson; two nieces, Ginny (Donald) Kelly of Yuma, Ariz. and Katie (Nathan) Willis of Newport, NC; and several cousins. 

The family received friends at the church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Rev. Phil Goble officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery at a later date. Contributions can be made in memory of Terry to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Building Fund, Hayesville, N.C. 

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee, Ga.: www.cochranfuneralhomes.com

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997