Adam Gerald Baker

Published 8:57 am Monday, June 19, 2023

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Mr. Adam Gerald Baker of Wallburg passed away Friday, June 16, 2023 on his 73rd birthday.

Gerald, who many in his family called “Jerry”, was born in Salisbury, NC to Adam Baker and Reecie Johnson Baker.

Jerry loved being with his family. He also loved traveling to the mountains and the coast. As a real sports fan, he especially enjoyed following UNC and the Yankees. He was an avid golfer and played as long as he was able. One of his enjoyments was watching all the various animals that seemed to come around his house. He loved the Lord and he was fond of engaging in a talk about religion, sports, history, science, or any new fact he learned from reading or viewing on television. He loved all styles of music and was an electronic engineer for Forsyth Medical Center for many years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: a sister, Patricia Baker; and a stepson, Eric Taylor.

Those left to cherish his memory are: his wife, Sharon Parsons Baker; 2 children, Brian Baker (Jessica), and Michelle Hass (Tim); a stepdaughter, Rhonda Schrader (Otto); 6 grandchildren; a sister, Frankie Cornelison (Larry); a niece, Melanie Cornelison-Janotta (Josh); a nephew, Jeffrey Cornelison (Mona); and several cousins.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 20 at Eaton Funeral Chapel in Mocksville with Mr. Tim Dunn officiating. Interment will follow in Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be considered for: Humane Society of Davie County, 162 Webb Way, Advance, NC 27006.

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