James Robert (Punk) Baker, Sr. passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at the age of 71. He was born March 3, 1949 in Louisa County to the late Walter H, Baker, Jr. and Laura Mae Baker.
Punk retired from Dominion Virginia Power. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He was preceded in death by his parents Walter H. Baker, Jr. and Laura Mae Baker; one brother Walter H. (Sonny) Baker III.
He is survived by his loving wife, Debra F. Baker; his children, Kim Baker Askew (Mark), James R. Baker, Jr. (Tina), Eric M. Baker (Abby), and Amber Baker; stepdaughters, Dina H. Berg (Bruce), and Jullian W. Cassovontti; his grandchildren, Ashley Seay (Adam), Jesssica Sharpe, (Corey), Skip Hamilton, Morgan Berg, Austin Baker, Gideon Baker, and Samantha Baker; great-grandchildren, Lauren Seay, Grayson Seay, Leigha Seay, Weston Sharpe and Cason Sharpe; two sisters Rebecca Cavanaugh (John), and Mary Ann Butler (Glynn).
A special thanks to James and Toot Ryder, and nephew, W.H. Baker.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at Woodward Funeral Home Louisa, VA at 2 p.m.
We will be following the COVID-19 recommendations of the CDC and the State of Virginia on face covering, social distancing and occupancy.