RISING FAWN, GA.: Benjamin “Ben” Franklin Baker, (“Gramps”), age 73, passed away September 17, 2021. He was born in Trion, Ga. February 12, 1948 to the late Hazel Ruth Dunnam and Alford Seaborn Baker. Ben was a loving husband, father, and grandfather that enjoyed boating, traveling, hunting, fishing, golf, and football. He was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by special loved ones Mary and Jack Shropshire.
The love of country was deep in his spirit. He earned the Eagle Scout Award and upon graduation from Trion High School and Dalton State College Ben served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of twenty-four years, Jamie Baker; children Seab Baker (Bonnie), Maggie Horton (Bob), Brian Harvey (Jan), Cedric Garner (Tonya), and Franklin Harvey (Susan); grandchildren Courtney Oaks, David Harvey, Sydney Harvey, Kayley Harvey, Chelsea Harvey, Zeke Baker, Riley Horton, Silas Baker, Cade Horton, Cali Baker, Ellie Horton, Clayton Harvey, Ruby Baker, Judah Baker, six great-grandbabies; several cousins and a host of friends.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Moore Funeral Home in Trenton, GA.
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