Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

Kenneth (Ken) Jay Baker Sr., 51

Kenneth (Ken) Jay Baker Sr. was born October 23, 1969 in Morenci, Michigan to Mary Baker and Lee Opdycke.  He passed from this world on March 22, 2021. Ken is survived by his wife of 32 years

Tamy Baker (Sipes) his mother Mary Baker and brother Bobby (Annie) Opdycke of Oklahoma, his son Jay (Jessica) Baker of Cabot and daughter Nickole Baker of Jacksonville, and 4 Grandchildren.

Ken spent the past 18 years as a journeyman electrician with Taylor Electric in Jacksonville.  Ken took care of everyone equally But was often referred to as the “Ornery Redneck”. Ken was not known for being politically correct and loved “stirring the pot”.

Ken enjoyed Deer hunting with Tamy, cooking out with family and just spending time with friends.  He will be remembered as a hardworking, loving husband and a great friend.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

In light of the current health concerns, Ken’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend the service. Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, attendance will be regulated in accordance to Arkansas guidelines, all guests in attendance will be required to wear masks/facial coverings and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

Ken’s celebration of life service will be on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 10:00am at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville.

Services are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.



Please Click Below Link for Tribute Video of Kenneth’s Life:


  • Mary Hubmann Posted March 26, 2021 11:04 PM

    Love & Prayers.

  • Robin Standridge Posted March 27, 2021 1:04 AM

    Most beautiful tribute I’ve ever seen! I love y’all and my heart and prayers are with all of you. Ken was a wonderful man. The memories with y’all at deer camp are some of my best times.

  • Nickole Baker Posted March 27, 2021 8:15 AM

    I love you daddy.

    • Michele Atchison Posted March 27, 2021 9:28 PM

      So sorry to hear about this, sweetheart! Y’all are in our thoughts and prayers.

      • David & Valerie Flynn Posted March 30, 2021 3:58 PM

        Our condolences. Rest in peace, Ken

  • Jennifer Gentry Posted March 27, 2021 8:29 AM

    Many prayers and love to you Tamy and family.

  • Jerry A Potter Posted March 27, 2021 8:41 AM

    Sorry to hear about Ken Going to miss him

  • Wallace Davis Posted March 27, 2021 8:43 AM

    Every time I go out to my shop and turn in the lights I think of Ken. Tamy I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. You take care.

  • Thomas Yearber Posted March 27, 2021 9:38 AM

    Rest in peace buddy,, love and prayers

  • Danielle Leflett Posted March 27, 2021 11:22 AM

    My condolences to the family , my prayers are with you

  • Tom & Kelly Owens Posted March 27, 2021 12:51 PM

    Sending our Thoughts and Prayers to Tamy Baker the Baker and Sipes family’s.

  • DiAnn Brown Posted March 27, 2021 1:29 PM

    My sincere condolences to Tamy, Jay, and Nicole, and the rest of the family. God hand picks his angels and he sure knew what he was doing when he picked Ken.
    I am praying for ya’ll in this time of need. God bless!!!

  • Phyllis stone Posted March 27, 2021 2:45 PM

    Praying for you and your family.

  • Doris and Rex Pourchot Posted March 27, 2021 3:58 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Joe Isham Posted March 27, 2021 4:42 PM

    Baker dale will always have a place in my heart you are missed already and everyday will have something missing with you gone but you will not be forgotten love you brother…..the bell will ring

  • Sharon Comstock Posted March 27, 2021 7:18 PM

    I don’t have and words to offer only prayers for healing for you and your family

  • Sharon Comstock Posted March 27, 2021 7:19 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you

  • Jennifer paap Posted March 27, 2021 9:43 PM

    Love you Uncle Cool. This breaks my heart. The kids and Cody and I love you! We miss you so much!

  • Samantha Wolfe (Hughes) Posted March 27, 2021 10:29 PM

    I will miss you very much Ken! You may be gone, but you will remain in everyone’s hearts. I’m praying for the family. Love y’all and wish I could be there!

    Love Yankee Brit

  • Connie Skipper Posted March 27, 2021 10:55 PM

    Tammy & family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Ken was one of the good ones. Sending you all love & prayers.

  • Dawn Upton-Martin Posted March 29, 2021 5:26 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, so sorry for your loss.

  • Laura Henderson Posted March 29, 2021 8:52 PM

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Prayers for y’all! I know he will be greatly missed.

  • Robert Stout Posted March 31, 2021 4:19 PM

    Baker. You will be missed buddy. I will see you later for sure. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Tamy.

  • Jan Moore Posted March 31, 2021 4:48 PM

    So sorry for your loss. Beautiful video tribute

  • Judith Howard Posted April 1, 2021 3:47 PM

    I’m so sorry you have lost Ken. He was a great friend to many. He will be missed. Big hugs to you all!

  • Lee and Marilyn Opdycke Posted April 2, 2021 3:27 PM

    What a loss.our world. What a hunter and a great father.It is said, you should never lose a child before you. May God welcome Ken home

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