Phillip (Dean) Baker Age 59 passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2019. He went to school for horticulture and had a commercial landscape company and retired from that and has been in property management working as a service manager with Greystar Management Services being the latest property management company he was employed with. Originally from Phoenix, AZ he moved to Atlanta, GA at the age of 7 years old with family. He lived in Dekalb County as a child and moved to Gwinnett as an adult. Dean was preceded in death by his mother Joann Hildergard Baker and father Rex Edward Baker. He is survived by his wife Penny Baker, his three sons Nicholas Baker, Michael and Matthew McClain. His brothers David, Mark, Steve and Larry and sisters; Barbara and Donna. Three grandchildren Masyn, Trystan and Kamlynn. Nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. In Lieu of flowers we are asking that you donate to the Nicholas Experience Fund, which can be done by writing a check to Nicholas Baker,cash or payment through Venmo or Paypal (Penny Baker). The family will receive friends from 12:00- 1:00PM on Saturday, June 8, 2019 with the service following at 1:00PM in the Gwinnett Chapel of Wages & Sons, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. Dean was a great husband and father. I know Penny and Nicholas will him in their hearts forever. May you rest in peace till you meet your family again in heaven.

  2. Rest in Peace my dear sweet friend Dean O!!!! U will never be forgotten!!!! I’ll always have wonderful memories of our friendship!!! May u continue to watch over, Penny & your precious Nick!!!! ♥️

  3. RIP Dean Baker. You will be missed greatly by many friends and family. You have been our friend and neighbor for 31 years. The neighborhood will never be the same without you. Prayers to Penny and Nicolas, we know you will be watching over sweet Nicholas and Penny. 🙏

  4. Penni, was just a couple of months we saw each other and we prayed for Dean , believe that he is in a much better place with not pain and suffering, he was such of great husband and daddy to Nicholas. You are in my thoughts and prayers , I love you 💕💕💕

  5. I offer My sincere Thoughts, prayers, and condolences to Penny, Nicholas, the Pasley and Baker family. May God hold and Comfort you all In this time of need. I am so sorry for your loss. May Dean rest in eternal peace and look over his entire family from Heaven above

  6. Dean I’m so sorry you had to leave your family so soon. I know your a wonderful man, because anyone that falls in Love with Penny Pasley Baker has to have a beautiful heart. Thank you for loving my sweet friend and sharing your life with her and giving a her a precious gift Nicolas. I know how much they love you, and how your live will forever live in there hearts until they see you again. We will make sure sweet Penny and Nicolas will be fine. God Bless You! Shawn & Tonya Day & Amy♥️

  7. Rest in Heaven Dean. I wish I had the chance to meet you in person, because Penny talked about you all the time. I send my hugs and deepest condolences to Penny, Nick, and the family. May you watch over Penny and God will continue to watch over them during this time as well. Penny, I pray for strength and peace my dear friend. 💜💜💜

  8. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Penny. Dean will always be with you and Nicholas. May he rest in peace, comforted in your love.

  9. My sincere condolences to Penny, Nick and the Baker Family. May God be with you all during this time of loss. Dean, you will be missed so much by so many people. I remember so many good times we all had as friends. You were a good man, husband and father. Go rest high on that mountain and until we all see you again, all good memories will rest within our hearts.

  10. I’m sorry for your loss Penny. I so wish I could be there to support you in this time of need. May you, that sweet little man Nicholas and the whole family find peace in comford. I will keep you in my prayers❤❤

  11. My deepest condolences to Penny, Nicholas and the rest of the family. I know from Penny what a wonderful husband and dad Dean was. May he rest in peace. Sending hugs from Boston. 🙏🙏🙏

  12. You will be so missed, International man of leisure ! Red Ryder club! I will always remember you as the best neighbor, we had such good talks RIP Deano

  13. So sorry for your loss penny. I am praying for you and Nicolas for God to magnify all the sweet memories you have of the time with him. I lost my dad last week and my heart goes out to you

  14. Penny, please know that you and Nick are in my heart and in my prayers and I pray that through this most difficult time, God will take you in His arms and wrap His loving grace around you both. It was obvious the love that you, Dean and Nick shared and I pray that love lives on in Dean’s memory. He was one heck of a guy and quite the comedian. He was loved by everyone and will be missed by all

  15. Penny we are so sorry for the loss of Dean. Randy had some wonderful, fun times with him. and will cherish those memories. We will continue to pray for you and Nicolas.

  16. So many prayers are being said for Penny, Nick, Colin and everyone who loves Dean..
    So glad I had the privilege to know him

  17. Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart You are in my thoughts and prayers, and have my deepest condolences God is our refuge and strength. My deepest sympathy Words will not wipe away your tears and hugs may not ease the pain, but hold onto your memories because forever they will remain. You may have lost a loved one, but heaven gained another angel from Elkiano mom

  18. My dear Penny,
    May God smother you with all his love, care and strength, in this sad time. I’m
    sorry for your loss, but with time and courage you will sail through these rough days. God be with you.

  19. To Penny, Nick, Colin, the entire Baker family and friends. This is a big loss that can’t be filled and I hated to hear the news of Dean’s passing. We met when Him and I were helping Colin with a project a few years back and from that day I could tell he was one of the Good Guys and someone you would want in your corner if times got tough, he left a lasting impression that I will never forget.
    You will all meet him again one day and until that time take care of each other and remember him for the wonderful man he was.

  20. Penny ~ I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers! Dean was such a super nice man and was always smiling talking about his family and how much he loved y’all. Rest In Peace Dean

  21. Dear Nicholas,
    Mr. Ferriss and I are so very sad that your dad has passed away form this world.
    We know, that you know, that your dad will forever be in you heart and his spirit will forever be with you and near you.

    Mr. Ferriss and I will be near you and with you anytime at all. I was privileged to be your Second Grade teacher, and now Mr. Ferriss and I are honored be your friend.
    All of my love, Mrs. Ferriss

  22. Rest In Peace Deano you will be missed. You were were a super nice guy.
    Rose Anne & Charlie

  23. Praying every day for peace and comfort. I can’t imagine the pain you are going through. Dean was a great husband and father. Always genuine and a loyal friend. He will be missed tremendously. Love to you and Nicholas 💕

  24. Blessed Penny and Nick, we share in your loss, but not as deeply. May God grant you both serenity and peace to endure the passage.
    Brother Dean, we look forward to meeting you inside the gate. You will be sorely missed here, but soon we shall see you there.

  25. Penny, Nick & family. We are sending our love, prayers and thoughts to you during this time. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

    – Kendra, James, Blake & Presley Brinkley

  26. Dean,
    I can’t believe your gone! You were my office buddy. We laughed and watched Soul train until we were in tears lol I will miss your stories your shared and I will just miss you! I remember when you found out the actual lyrics to a particular song You had soooo wrong for years oh man we laughed until we were blue in the face 😂 The office won’t be the same without you! This world won’t be the same without you! I am going to miss This is so heartbreaking! May the most high give your family the strength needed to pull through this difficult time and ease the hearts as much as possible. I love you dean Rest in Paradise! You Have now been shown a beautiful secret that many of us want to know but only you can see! This is so hurtful but this isn’t bye but instead see you later My friend! ❤️

  27. We will miss you our friend the fun loving goofy you….. our loving prayers go out to you Penny and Nicholas. Ruthie & Kenny

  28. You will be missed our friend. Your smile you’re silly and goofy spirit … our prayers and love are with you penny and Nicholas. Ruthie and Kenny

  29. My prayers and thoughts go to the Baker family.. Dean was always a very happy and fun guy.. he will truly be missed..

  30. Penny i am so sorry for your loss! Sending prayers to you and your family! Dean is truly going to be missed,he could light up a room with that smile! May God Bless! Jamie!

  31. Penny I am so sorry for your loss! Sending prayers to you and your family! Dean truly lit up the room with his smile! May God Bless you all! Jamie

  32. We will miss you my neighbor! Sending love and prayers! Penny may God Bless you and your family! Dragan!

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