Joseph F. Baker

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Joseph F. Baker, 74, of Quinton, Va., passed away on Dec. 13, 2013.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Melissa Baker; daughters Kim French (Bryan) and Kelly O'Donnell (Gregg); grandchildren Austin French, Allison French, and Sophie O'Donnell; sister Agnes Virden; and countless devoted friends and family members.

He was a former teacher and basketball coach at Hermitage High School, where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. He had previously played basketball at Hazard High School and Middle Tennessee State University. He was a member of both of these schools' Halls of Fame. He was also an avid golfer and sportsman.

Arrangements were handled by Nelsen Funeral Home of Richmond, Va., where a memorial service was held on Tuesday, Dec. 17. Online condolences may be registered at

Published in The Hazard Herald from Dec. 20 to Dec. 21, 2013
Joseph F. Baker
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4650 South Laburnum Avenue | Richmond, VA 23231 | (804) 222-8601
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