Jack Rudolph Baker

January 7, 2020

CHARLOTTE – Jack Rudolph Baker, 73, died of melanoma at the home of his sister on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in Charlotte, NC. He was born on April 18, 1946 in Durham, NC, son of the late Rudolph Jackson and Edna Carpenter Baker. 

Jack graduated from Durham High School in 1964 and UNC in 1967. He then received a MS in Chemical Engineering, which was his lifelong profession. The Lord, family, travel, hiking in the woods, and genealogy were his major interests. 

He is survived by his sister, Dr. Betty Baker Reiter and her husband, Dr. Harold B. Reiter of Charlotte. 

Jack will be buried in Maplewood Cemetery in Durham with a service at a later date.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Service, Charlotte, NC; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.



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  • Ed Borsella

    Jack was a good neighbor. He lived next door to me in the Bluffs. We used to have nice chats. He was a very nice person..sorry to hear of his loss. Thanks for reaching out .my deepest condolences to you and the family. Jack had told me a while ago he was in treatment for something .I moved from there Nov 2016. I'll keep Jack in my prayers.

  • Beth (Smith) Rickman (First Baptist Church - Durham)

    Betty, I am so saddened to hear of Jack's passing. He suffered a long time. I recall, with a smile, the good time we had with you & Jack when a group of our classmates took the train from Durham to Charlotte & had lunch with you. Loving thoughts will be with you in the coming days & weeks.
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  • Sue Rusevlyan

    We are so sorry for your loss. Please let us know when the service in Durham is planned. Sue

  • Sue Cheek Rusevlyan

    We are so sorry for your loss. Please let us know when the service in Durham is scheduled. Sue