Barry D. Baker, 66, of Marion, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at the Marion General Hospital from complications of Covid-19. Barry was a lifelong resident of Marion, graduating from Harding High School with the class of 1972.
His passion for race cars led him to the Ohio Valley Region of the Sports Car Club of America where he built and raced a Fiat in club racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington and other Ohio and Indiana race tracks. Barry was a very active member of the club for many years being on the Board of Directors, Division Administrator of Tech for the Great Lakes Division and Chief of Tech for OVR for many years. He was employed for several years with McDaniel Motors and also Jegs Automotive.
Barry was preceded in death by his father, Loren Baker in 1975 and his mother, Robyn Baker in 1979. Although Barry has no other family, he was friends with the huge racing community which became his family. Surviving is his domestic partner of 19 years, Deb Hamilton, and their miniature dachshund, Sadie, who was a real daddy’s girl.
There will be no services held at this time.
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