Allen M. Baker Jr.
1930 - 2021
BORN
1930
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Johns-Ridout's Mortuary-Elmwood Chapel
800 Dennison Ave Sw
Birmingham, AL
Allen M. Baker, Jr., born on February 26, 1930 in Birmingham, Alabama passed away on September 22, 2021 at the age of ninety-one. Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Allen M. Baker and Frances Wood Baker, his wife Betty Chism Baker, his son William Frank Baker, and his two sisters Jane Baker Driver and Barbara Baker Dunnavant. He is survived by his two living children and their spouses, Allen M. Baker III and wife Wini and Denisa Baker Sellers and her husband Bill, his five grandsons-Justin (wife Christen) and Jordan Sellers, Andrew Baker (wife Carey), Allen Baker (wife Emily), and Jeff Baker (wife Carrie), and twelve great grandchildren-Knox, Ann Tatum, Bradford, Avery, Malcolm, John Henry, Marshall, Graham, Lee, William, Lawson, and Annie. Allen was a 1948 graduate of Shades Cahaba High School, who played professional baseball for four years with the Boston Red Sox organization, and served our nation during the Korean War. Allen worked as a supervisor in the foundry of Stockham Valves and Fittings for over thirty years, and then, upon his retirement, nine years at the Sterne Agee Group. He had a simple but genuine faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was a member of Cahaba Heights United Methodist Church. Allen was also a member of the American Legion. He loved fishing and playing golf with his friends. Betty, whom he married in 1951 and who passed away in 1997, was the love of his life and he often spoke of missing her kindness and wit. Allen is remembered by his family as a great provider and by his work associates as a very responsible, and hard working employee. He loved watching his sons, grandsons, and great grandchildren play basketball and baseball. He was a humble and kind man, loved and respected by all who knew him. A celebration of Allen's life will be held on Monday, September 27 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Johns-Ridout's, Elmwood Chapel, 800 Dennison Avenue, SW, Birmingham, 35211. A visitation for family and friends is scheduled from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. on the 27th. Allen's son, Dr. Allen M. Baker III, is to officiate the service. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to be made to Wounded Warrior Project. Jesus said, "Whoever believes on Me has eternal life."

Published by The Birmingham News from Sep. 22 to Sep. 26, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Sep
27
Visitation
1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.
Johns-Ridout's Mortuary-Elmwood Chapel
800 Dennison Ave Sw, Birmingham, AL
Sep
27
Celebration of Life
2:00p.m.
Johns-Ridout's Mortuary-Elmwood Chapel
800 Dennison Ave Sw, Birmingham, AL
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I am so sorry for the sad loss of your loved one. May the God of comfort and tender mercies be with you and your family during this difficult period.
J
September 26, 2021
Mr. Baker & I had become good friends while he lived at the Veterans Home. He loved sharing his stories about his family & friends. During the pandemic, he became the voice for several others since he was still able to use his computer & telephone. He was highly respected and a joy to be around. He will be greatly missed.
Linda Pugh
Other
September 25, 2021
I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the Baker family in this time of grief. May the peace of God comfort you through this most difficult time.
Neighbor
September 25, 2021
My condolences to the Baker family. Betty, Martha Tanner and I though from different worlds were closest of friends. I miss them still. May God comfort you at this time.
Dorothy Collins
Friend
September 24, 2021
It was a pleasure to know Allen and to work with him at Stockham. He was a fine person and was always very helpful to me. The world was a better place because of Allen Baker. May God give comfort to his family.
Hugh Bryant
September 24, 2021
It´s so hard to believe Uncle Allen has passed. Uncle Allen was a remarkable man and he was so funny! We have so many fond memories of Uncle Allen and Aunt Betty and their wonderful children!! The funny stories are endless, Uncle Allen, and you will live in our hearts forever!!
Scott and Tammy Copus
Family
September 23, 2021
I'll always remember big B fondly and I consider it a privilege to have known him. Praying for your family's comfort always.
Jeff Carroll
Friend
September 23, 2021
Our hearts and prayers are with you. God bless.
Steve, Millie, Krystal, Kellie Johnson
September 22, 2021
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