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Venson Wayne Baker

Big Stone Gap, Va.-Venson Wayne Baker, 61, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family.

     He was born in Kingsport, Tn., grew up in Duffield, Va. and lived most of his life in Big Stone Gap.  He worked for Glass Machinery for 20 years and English Construction for 22 years.  He was of Baptist faith.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Gladys (Bowen) Baker; and one brother, Junior Baker.

     Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Jewel Baker; two daughters, Cynthia Rhoton (Scott), Blackwater, Va. and Felicia Peck (Zac), Church Hill, Tn.; granddaughter, Harper Peck; brother, Wilburn Baker (Lena), Jonesville, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

     The family will receive friends from 6pm to 8pm Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Gilliam Funeral Home, 618 Wood Ave., W., Big Stone Gap, Va. The funeral service will be conducted 12 noon

Wednesday with Carl Rogers ministering.

     Burial will follow at the Baker Family Cemetery, Sourwood Drive, Cliff Mountain, Duffield, Va.

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     Gilliam Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the Baker family.

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