James "Devon" Baker, 71, of Albemarle, NC passed away Thursday, November 24, 2022.
Devon was born April 6, 1951 in Monroe, NC to the late James Ervin Baker and the late Rosie Lee Long Baker.
Survivors include his wife, Hilda Pauline Baker of the home; brother, John Roger Baker; brother, William Daryl Baker; sister, Wanda Renee Baker; sister, Deborah Lee Baker Hines; sister, Dean Baker Linker and husband Butch; brother, Mitchell Wayne Baker; as well as several nieces and nephews; and his English Bulldog named Happy.
Devon was a man of many talents. He loved working on cars and enjoyed taking care of his garden. Devon was a faithful member of Freedom Baptist Church for many years. He was someone who always put other's needs ahead of his own, and would drop everything to go help someone. James "Devon" Baker will be dearly missed by his family, friends and all others who knew him.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm, Monday, November 28, 2022 at Freedom Baptist Church, 20015 Coley Store Rd., Locust, NC. The funeral service will follow at 3:00 pm, officiated by Rev. Wally Gilmer. Burial will follow in the Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Freedom Baptist Church in his memory. Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Baker family.