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Old 17 May 2011, 12:37
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Joey Baker AKA S1chmoe

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Joey Baker, aka on SOCNET as s1chmoe, was killed in an accident last night. 5/16/11. His wife Krista is crushed.

Marvin Joseph "Joe" Baker III, 43, passed from this life on Monday, May 16, at his residence in Staunton.

Joe was born on May 28, 1967, in Harrisonburg. He is survived by his loving wife, Krista Thomas Baker, his soul mate of eight years, and his parents, Marvin Joseph Baker Jr. of Harrisonburg and Rosemary Baker of Elkton. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his stepmother, Robin Baker; and five sisters, Terrie Armentrout of Elkton, Fonda Stefane and her husband, Randy, of Massapequa Park, N.Y., and Sirena Baker, Cassandra Baker and Heather Baker, all of Harrisonburg. In addition to his immediate family, he is survived by his in-laws, Stanley and Margaret Thomas of Dayton, Tamara Alston and her husband, Skip, of Palmyra, Terri Steelman and her husband, Jon, of Bridgewater, and Kim Thomas of Dayton; as well as seven nieces and nine nephews.

After graduating from Turner Ashby High School in 1985, he enlisted in the Navy and trained in San Diego where he graduated from BUDS (Basic Underwater Demolition School), eventually becoming a dive expert and trainer as well as a sniper instructor, while also instructing over 140 advanced mini-sub pilots without one safety incident. He ultimately served in the Gulf War in Operation Desert Storm, and was honorably discharged in 2004 after earning numerous decorations. After his discharge he worked as a bar manager, as lead diver for San Diego Diving Services, and as a military adviser for several films. Joe and Krista graduated from Turner Ashby together, but went their separate ways, reuniting in 2003 and marrying on June 3, 2007. He and Krista left SDDS and started Baker Diving Service before moving back to Virginia to be near family in 2010.

Joe was loved and respected by his many extended "families" in the military and film, as well as his real extended family. We will miss you Joe - you lived as a true man of honor.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2011, at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Harrisonburg with military rites by the Gooden Brothers V.F.W. Post 9292. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made The Navy Seal Foundation, P.O. Box 5965, Virginia Beach, VA 23471, or to a charity that's close to your heart in Joe's memory.

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Old 17 May 2011, 12:38
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Old 17 May 2011, 12:42
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I'm shocked and grieved. My condolences to his family
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Old 17 May 2011, 12:51
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Old 17 May 2011, 12:52
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Damn. RIP Joe, prayers out to family and friends.
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Old 17 May 2011, 12:54
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Prayers out for his family during this time of grieving. My condolences to his wife and the rest of his family and friends. Sad day!
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Old 17 May 2011, 12:56
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RIP. Condolences to the family.
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Old 17 May 2011, 12:56
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Old 17 May 2011, 12:56
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My condolences to the family and friends that really knew him.
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Old 17 May 2011, 12:56
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Damn! RIP Joe, condolences to your family.
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Old 17 May 2011, 13:03
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Damn, what a shame. My condolences to his family and friends.
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Old 17 May 2011, 13:04
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RIP Joe.

It's a sad day for the Baker family. My condolences to all.
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Old 17 May 2011, 13:09
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My thoughts go out to the family, RIP.
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Old 17 May 2011, 13:10
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I don't know how I missed this. Terrible thing. My prayers go out to his family.

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Old 17 May 2011, 13:13
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Jesus Christ.

My condolences to the Baker family and especially to his wife, Krista.

Rest in Peace, Joey!
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Old 17 May 2011, 13:15
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Prayers for Joe's family. RIP Brother.
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Old 17 May 2011, 13:16
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This sucks. RIP
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Old 17 May 2011, 13:19
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Thanks Cass.

Joey recently moved back east and he and Krista were working hard on several real estate investments. I got word early this morning from her, but no details. I'll post any further details as they are made available.

Sucks. He was a great dude, and part of the Lance Vaccaro project.
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Old 17 May 2011, 13:34
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R.I.P. brother

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