James "Eric" Baker, 57, of Palmyra, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2019, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.

James "Eric" Baker, 57, of Palmyra, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2019, at Blessing Hospital  in Quincy, Ill.

Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2019, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra.

Father Basil Eruo will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, April 8, 2019, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra.

James was born Oct. 30, 1961, in Hannibal to James and Elizabeth Lovelady Baker.

Survivors include his brother, John (Judy) Baker of Palmyra; his niece, Sarah Stolte (Brandon Bramblett); his nephew, John William Baker II (Jessica) all of Palmyra; great-nieces and great-nephews, Scott Stolte, Sydni Stolte, Kallee Baker and Liam Baker.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Eric graduated high school from St. Paul’s College High in Concordia.

He attained his Bachelor’s degree from Concordia University in Seward, Neb.

Professionally, he was a copywriter for KGRC Radio.

Eric enjoyed drawing, writing, collecting super hero comic books, he loved Walt Disney, he loved movies and gameshows, thoroughly enjoyed acting in local theatre and he liked to do impressions. Eric loved spending time with his family.

He was Catholic by faith and attended St. Joseph Catholic Church of Palmyra.

Pallbearers will be Will Baker, Jerry Schoenborn, Russell Kruse, Kaleb Burwinkle, Sarah Stolte and Jessica Baker.

Memorial contributions may be made to Maple Lawn Activity Fund.

Online condolences may be made at www.lewisbrothersfuneralchapel.com