James Franklin ‘Sergeant Frank’ Baker was born on November 13, Frank was a proud United States Veteran having honorably served in the Army.
Baker, 82, of Trade, passed away last month at his residence. He was a member of First Christian Church.
‘Sergeant Frank’ as he was known by his friends has served during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam Wars and completed 8 weeks of leadership school at Fort Jackson, four weeks 7th Army Non-commission officer academy, Munich, Germany, five weeks drill sergeant school, Fort Jackson, one week instructor seminar, Fort Benning, GA, three weeks guerrilla warfare training, 10th Special Forces Badtoe, Germany, and one week jungle mountain training, in Korea.
Bakers’ special friends included John Wayne Jefferies, John Jullian and David Sexton.
A graveside service and interment with Military Honors conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard included Baker’s final farewell funeral ceremony.