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John "Johnny" David Baker

July 19, 1953 — February 3, 2023

Obituary For John "Johnny" David Baker

John "Johnny" David Baker, 69, of Sedalia, MO, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2023, at E.W. Thompson in Sedalia. He was born on July 19, 1953, in Lexington, MO, the son of John W. and Freda (Shields) Baker, who preceded him in death.

On April 27, 1972, in Warrensburg, MO, he was united in marriage to Susan Kathleen (Gross) Baker, who resides in the home.

Johnny had a passion for cars. He was in the car business for 47 years. He was the owner of Johnny Baker's Car Corral. He was co-owner of the Highway 50 auto auction with his brother Jerry. He loved his pontoon boat at the lake and drag racing. He built several lake homes. He loved an occasional trip to the casino and playing scratchers. He loved traveling in the motor home and seeing God's Country. He was a good Christian man and attended The Celebration Center. He was a faithful giver. He loved to ride his Harley Davidson on trips with his buddies. He adored his family, especially his grandchildren and fur babies, Lucy, Penny, and the neighborhood cat, Freckles.

Besides his wife Susan, Johnny is survived by a daughter, Marcia J. Baker-Cowan (Matt) of Sedalia; a son, John D. Baker II; grandchildren, Gabi N. Baker, Camden D. Baker, Isabella Cowan; step-grandson, Ezra Cowan; two great-granddaughters, Dakota and Spencer; brothers, Paul Baker (Carol), Jerry Baker (Wanda); sisters, Bonnie Meritt, Patty Weaver, and Debbie Villers (Charlie).

Besides his parents, Johnny is preceded in death by a son, Troy Baker; brother, Jim Baker; niece, Sandy Baker-Madden; nephews, Jeffrey Baker, David Baker, and Connor Barela; and lifelong employee and friend, Guil Flores.

A celebration of life gathering will be held at 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2023, at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Show-Me Christian Youth Home in La Monte or the Sedalia Animal Shelter in the care of Rea Funeral Chapel.

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