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John Richard Baker

March 15, 1949 — May 8, 2022

John Richard Baker


John Richard "John Boy" Baker, age 73, of Sidney, Ohio, passed away at 9:06 p.m. Sunday, May 8, 2022, at Sidney Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Sidney. He was born in Shelby County Ohio March 15, 1949, a son of the late Virgil and Mary (Hageman) Baker.

On September 7, 1992, John married Linda (Vonderhuevel) Baker in St. Augustine, Florida and she survives along with a daughter, Danielle (Dustin) Miller; four step-children, Angela Burchett, Joseph (Heather) Burchett, Destiny (Shaun) Miedel, and Xavier Gordon; 14 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; three sisters, Sue Durand, Ginny (Gary) Elliott, and Christy Wamsey; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Phil and April Clark.

A 1967 graduate of Sidney High School, John had worked as a facility engineer for Northrup Gruman in St. Augustine, Florida. He was a member of Ashlar Lodge #98 F&AM in St. Augustine, Florida, York Rite, and Morocco Temple of Shriner's in Jacksonville, Florida. He loved doing carpentry work in his leisure time.

Per John’s request, there will be no public services. Burial will be in the Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco, Ohio at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to:

  Shriner's Hospital for Children

  3229 Burnett Ave.

  Cincinnati, OH 45229

The staff of the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in DeGraff is honored to serve the Baker family.



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