• Crystal Faircloth

James Vander Baker, Jr.

August 26, 1949 ~ November 1, 2022 (age 73)


James V. Baker, Jr., age 73, of Whiteville, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at the Lower Cape Fear Life Care Angel House in Whiteville. He was born August 26, 1949 to the late James Vander Baker, Sr. and Betty Diol Baker. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a grandson; Jamie Baker.


James worked as an engineer with Federal.


Left to cherish his memory are his wife; Sarah Elizabeth Register Baker, two sons; James Baker of Whiteville and Charles Edward Collier, III (Marilyn) of Sunset Harbor, NC, two daughters; Tammy Baker and Lisa Collier Clewis (Matthew) both of Whiteville, NC, 6 grandchildren; Aleshia Dawn Collier, Samantha Collier, Kevin Clewis, David Clewis, and Mazie Elizabeth Canady, and 12 great grandchildren.


A funeral service will be held at the McKenzie Mortuary Chapel on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at 2:00 pm with Pastor Randy Hunt officiating. Burial will follow at Palmyra Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 - 1:45 pm prior to the service.

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