Julian Tucker Baker, Jr., 71, died peacefully at his home in Raleigh, on February 16, 2011. Julian was born in Raleigh on June 22, 1939, son of the late Julian T. Baker, and Nancy Fish Baker. He attended Episcopal High School, graduating in 1957, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his BA in 1961. Julian subsequently served in the United States Navy from 1962-1966, as a Naval Aviation Observer with VQ-2 in Rota, Spain. He then attended the University of Texas School of Law, graduating in 1969.
Julian lived a long and contented life; he always was willing to help those in need. He enjoyed his many friends, his frequent travels, his photography collection, and his volunteer work.
He is survived by his brother, Benjamin W. Baker, of Raleigh; his sister, Nancy G. Baker, of Richmond, VA; his nephew, Benjamin W. Baker, Jr. and wife, Erin, and their three children, of Raleigh.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5 -,7 p.m., at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary’s St. Raleigh.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at 11 a.m., at Christ Episcopal Church, 120 East Edenton Street. Raleigh. Burial will follow at Historic Oakwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Julian’s name, to the Fisher House Foundation, Inc., 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850, firstname.lastname@example.org ; or to the USO of North Carolina, Inc., P.O. Box 91536 Raleigh, NC 27675, www.uso-nc.org.