John William Baker, 86, of Clinton, Arkansas passed away July 10, 2017. He was born September 11, 1930 to Walter and Sephrona(Harper) Baker at Banner Mountain near Shirley, Arkansas.


John graduated from Clinton High School in 1949. He joined the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was stationed with the 98th Bomb Wing as a dispatcher in the Motor Vehicles Section. John lived in Oregon and was married to the mother of his two daughters, Jennie Lee Busick for 21 years and worked as a General Contractor for 53 years until retirement. He was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Coquille, Oregon. John loved spending time outdoors enjoying nature. His hobbies were running his heavy equipment and attending auctions.


John is preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Emma Jean Hutson, Merle Bonds and brothers, Dean Baker and Aaron Baker.


Left to cherish his memory are his companion of thirty years, Carlene White, his daughters; Tanya Finch and husband Brad of North Bend, Oregon and JaDawn Knutson Perez of Honolulu, Hawaii, grandchildren; Megan Finch Alharbi, Brandon Finch, Caitlin Finch, Kole Knutson and Jake Perez, great-grandchildren; Sarah Alharbi and Danah Alharbi, Sisters; Freeda Nichols (Darrel) of Clinton and Yvonne Hall (Bill) of Moreno Valley, California, several nieces, nephews and many friends.


Visitation will be at 10:00 am on Wednesday July 12 at the Pee Dee Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 11am at the church. Interment will be at the Weaver Cemetery on Banner Mountain.


Funeral arrangements entrusted to Roller-Mc-Nutt Funeral Home of Clinton. For online guestbook, www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/clinton