John “Jack” Baker III

12/20/1949 — 01/10/2024

From Benton City, WA | Born in Butte, MT

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John “Jack” Baker III

John “Jack” W. Baker, III peacefully passed away in his sleep on January 10, 2024, succumbing to complications from a stroke. He is survived by his cherished wife of 53 years, Bea, and their four children: Lee Baker (Janet), Kelly Nite (John Dicknite), Karen Baker, and Jamie Baker (Brenda Baldwin). Jack also leaves behind 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

After a distinguished 50+ -year career in the nuclear field, Jack retired as a Vice President from Energy Northwest in 2012. Known for his philanthropy, Jack devoted his time and skills to various organizations, including serving on the boards of The Reach Museum, Delta High School (STEM), and TRIDEC. His impactful contributions extended to the funding and development of the Desert Rose Senior Housing project in Benton City, and he remained faithful to his beliefs and was actively involved in his church. When not engaged in community service, Jack enjoyed tending to his property and exploring the world with Bea.

A viewing in Jack’s honor will take place at Sunset Gardens, 195 Bypass Highway, Richland, WA, from Noon to 2 PM on January 26, 2024. Subsequently, the burial will be held at Evergreen Cemetery, SR 225 and Corral Creek Rd., Benton City, WA, at 3 PM on the same day.

On January 27, 2024, a Memorial Service will be conducted at Benton City First United Methodist Church, 906 9th St., Benton City, WA, starting at 11 AM.

For those wishing to make donations in Jack’s name, consider contributing to Benton City First United Methodist Church (PO Box 458, Benton City, WA 99320) or the Tri-Cities Food Bank (420 W. Deschutes Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336).

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  • Wish we could be there with you. But please know that we are watching, and that you are in our prayers as you go through this difficult time. We love you – the whole family. May God’s loving arms surround you and hold you close this day and in the future. Jack was a very special man, mot only to his family, but also in the extended family. We will miss him greatly.

    Bill and Sherry
    January 27, 2024
    Meridian Id
  • Sorry for your loss. Our whole family thought so much of Jack. Aka Mr Baker

    January 26, 2024
  • You are missed Jack, but your legacy will live on and honor the man you were. Thank you for your many kindnesses, your professional coaching, and the example you set with family and friends.

    Carrie Meyer
    January 25, 2024
    Benton City, Wa
  • Bea, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May he Rest In Peace. Love, from the Patnode family

    Les and Caroline Patnode
    January 24, 2024
    Benton City
  • Bea and family so sorry for your loss . Thoughts and prayers

    Teresa Hall
    January 23, 2024
    Benton City
  • Jack, you will be missed by all the people i know who knew you. I will continue to say prayers for you and your family. You were a good man and let me into your family and i will never forget that. Bea hope to see you again in Mexico someday.

    Bobby Doyle
    January 19, 2024
    Houston Texas
  • A beautiful soul gone to soon
    It was an honor to have you as a customer Jack. May you RIP.

    Kathy Vickerman
    January 18, 2024
    Benton City Wa
  • You will always be missed uncle.
    Dawn Jeff Cox and family

    Dawn Cox
    January 18, 2024
  • Jack Baker was a straight shooter, I enjoyed working for him at the power plant several years ago. A good man, it was a privilege to know him.

    Gary Blackburn
    January 18, 2024
    Orovada, Nevada
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