James Alan Baker 69 of Kissimmee passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2021. A member of a Pioneer Osceola County Ranching Family he was born in Kissimmee, FL. the son of Jack G Baker and Joyce G Baker and was a 6th generation Osceola County resident. He attended Osceola High School where he was a Kowboy football player from 1966 to 1969. During those years he was ALL-STATE in football and track. In his senior year of 1969, Alan was named Mr. OHS.
Retirement from Mercury Marine came in 2006 after 36 years, Supervisor of Electronics was his last title in the corporate world.
Coach "Bake" as, he was called began his passion for coaching in 1970 with the American Legion Boys Club Midget League (Patriots)in Kissimmee. Soon he moved to Osceola High School, where he started on the Freshman & JV teams and then on to Varsity. In 1988 he transferred to St. Cloud high school to coach defense until 1995. *fun fact* Alan played at the Silver Spurs arena the first game ever played as a Kowboy football player and coached the last game ever played on that field; as a Bulldog football coach, where the ditch rivalry came to an end with a win, Bulldogs 29... Kowboy 28. In 1996, Coach "Bake" returned to his alma mater of Osceola high school, to continue coaching and inspiring young men. In 1998 as defensive coordinator, he stood along with his young men to win the State Championship. His love for football and inspiring young men continued at Osceola High School until 2005. In the fall of 2006, he continued his passion for coaching alongside his son Jamie at Williston High School where they called him
' Papa Bake'. Coach "Bake" retired from coaching in 2008 to start living the full-time ranching life with his wife Kathy. Alan was an active member of the Silver Spurs Riding Club since 84'. He was affiliated with the Community Christian Life Church in Orlando, FL., where his son AJ is a Pastor.
Alan was preceded in death by his father Jack G Baker & his mother Joyce G Baker.
Alan is survived by his wife of 36 years, Kathy Baker, , sons: Jamie Baker wife (Trisha), Paris, TX., AJ Baker wife(Amber), ST. Cloud, FL., Beau Tyson wife (Joy), Labelle, FL., and Ryon Tyson, St. Cloud, FL., daughter: Brandy Tyson St Cloud, FL., brother: Joe Baker and Sister: Joyce Marie Bronson both from Clermont, FL., grandchildren: Makayla Baker, Clermont, FL., Haylee Baker, Paris, TX., Jedidiah Baker, St.Cloud, FL., Myka Baker, St Cloud, FL., Trey Tyson, Arcadia, FL., Reese Tyson, Labelle, FL., Reina Tyson, Labelle, FL., Ty Edwards, St Cloud, FL., Morgan Tyson, St Cloud, FL., and Ryon Tyson Jr., St. Cloud, FL., great grandson: Brammer Edwards, St Cloud, FL.
There will be a private family visitaiton at the funeral home.
Graveside funeral services for Alan will be 12:00 Noon Saturday, February 13, 2021, at East Lake cemetery, 3380 Great Oaks Blvd., Kissimmee, FL 34744, with Mr. Jimmy Bauknight and Rev. Charles Baker Officiating. Active Casketbearers: Ernest Varnado, Chad C Mascoe Sr, Craig Carnell, Kamry Dymmek, Pistol Yates, Clay Taylor, Ty Edwards, Trey Tyson, Juan Alcazar & Carson Purcell.
The family asks all attending to please bring a chair with them to the graveside service.
Memorial Contributions, in Memory of Alan Baker, may be made to Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches PO Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL 32064
The Baker family is being cared for by CONRAD & THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME, 511 EMMETT STREET, KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA 34741 (407)847-3188
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