James Braxton Baker, 87, of Skipwith, VA passed away on November 27, 2013. He was born on May 5, 1926 in Kershaw, SC to the late Vernon and Nancy Baker. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Anne Covert Baker, one son, Andrew Braxton Baker and his wife Jannie of South Mills, NC, one daughter, Nancy Jane Baker Hughes and her husband Bruce Of Windsor, NC, his brother, Norman Richard Baker and his wife Peggy of Columbia, SC, and his granddaughter, Mary Anne Hughes of Raleigh, NC. Mr. Baker is a retired Navy Veteran and he served in WWII and the Korean Conflict. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Randy Baisley officiating. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.newcomballgoodfh.com. Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.