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Mark Allen Baker

June 23, 1969 ~ September 22, 2021 (age 52)

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Mark Allen Baker, age 52, of Riceville passed away Wednesday September 22, 2021, Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens.

Mark. was a native of Athens and lifelong resident of McMinn County.  He was a son of the late Clay Baker.  He is also proceeded by sister Kristy Zappia.

Mark was a member of Faith Baptist Tabernacle and was employed with the Tennessee Valley Authority as a security officer for 20 years.  He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in Operation Iraqi Freedom during the Persian Gulf War.  He also served in the Tennessee Army National Guard.

Mark is survived by his loving wife Rita Marney Baker of Riceville;

Sons Trevor Baker and Gavyn Baker, both of Riceville;

Mother Roberta Burris Jack and husband Albert of Athens;

Step Daughters Amber Stiles and husband Charlie of Benton, Stacie Roderick of Etowah, Jamie Roderick of Etowah, and Tiffany Dobbins Riceville;

Step Son Brandon Leight of Riceville

8 Grandchildren;

Brothers Terry Baker and wife Dawn of Riceville and Tony Baker of Riceville.

Funeral Services will be at 7 PM, Tuesday September 28, 2021 at Faith Baptist Tabernacle with Rev. Johnny Hope and Rev. Jeff Evans officiating. 

Interment will be Wednesday at 11 AM in the Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Leight, Will Holmes, Charlie Stiles, Gavyn Baker and Jacoby Alston.

The family will receive friends from 4 – 7 PM, Tuesday September 28, 2021 at Faith Baptist Tabernacle.

If you cannot attend the visitation or funeral services, you are encouraged to sign the online registry at: www.zieglerfuneralhome.com

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Mark Allen Baker.

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September 28, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
3115 HWY 39 WEST
Athens, TN 37303

Funeral Service
September 28, 2021

7:00 PM
3115 HWY 39 WEST
Athens, TN 37303

September 29, 2021

11:00 AM
Chattanoona National Cemetery
1200 Bailey Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404

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