Joseph “Joe” Preston Baker Jr.
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Joseph “Joe” Preston Baker Jr., 89, of Carbon Hill, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. He was born on Feb. 7, 1924.

He was a member of Carbon Hill Masonic Lodge 494 and a member of the American Legion Post 101 in Carbon Hill. Baker was a UMWA retiree who had worked for 40 years, retired from Gorgas No. 7 coal mine, was a WWII veteran and had served in the U.S. Navy.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Collins-Burke Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Collins-Burke Chapel with burial at Carbon Hill Memorial Gardens. Scott McCullar will officiate.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph P. Baker, Sr.; mother, Lillian Baker; sisters, Christine Goodwin, Luseal Buzbee, Nelda Lee and Mabeth Mullins; and brother, Cecil Baker.

He is survived by his wife, Inez Baker of Carbon Hill; daughters, Janice Sims (Dell) of Eldridge and Phyllis Kelley (Michael) of Carbon Hill; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Dell Sims, Michael Kelley, Greg Sims, Drew Sims, Blake Sims and Dallas Kelley.

Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571