72 year old Jake Baker of Sparta died Monday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta. Burial will be in the Elrod Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Cole Baker of Sparta. Four daughters, Donna Howell, Darlene and her husband Cecil Young, Doreen and her husband Jack \"Chipper\" Conley, and Dina and her husband Johnny Roberts all of Sparta. A brother, Raymond and his wife Carol Baker of Sparta. Six grandchildren, Jimmy Howell and his wife Amanda, Michael Conley, Stephen Conley, Kristin Choate, Jacob Choate, and Celene Young. Two great grandchildren, Kayla and Tyler Howell. Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.