Johnny James Baker
January 21, 1938 - March 13, 2021
Johnny James Baker was born to C. L. & Olivia Baker here in Minden 83 years ago. After a six-month battle with COVID-19, he transitioned to be with the Lord on March 13, 2021, after living an amazing life.
Johnny graduated from Webster High School in 1957, doing odd jobs until he landed a brakeman position in 1960 for the Kansas City Southern Railroad. He retired as a Conductor in 1999. For several years he served as Secretary of the AFL-CIO employees union. He was a friend and mentor to many—imparting his knowledge of the railroad and of life in general.
Johnny is survived by his loving wife Ruby and three children, Terri Chambers, Michael Baker, and Demetrius Baker; his sister Alee Robinson of Shreveport; brother Dicky Baker of Minden, and three grandchildren: Anderson Duncan, Drew Duncan III, and Vashon Hambrick. Also left to cherish his memory are a host of loving cousins, nieces, and nephews on both sides of Johnny and Ruby’s family.
The family of Johnny Baker express sincerest thanks and appreciation for the love and kindness shown during the loss of our loved one—whether through cards, calls, monetary gifts, prayers, or visits. Thank you!
306-340 Ida St
Minden, LA 71055