Kenneth Paul  Baker
Kenneth Paul Baker

July 10, 1970 - January 25, 2018
Born in Staunton, VA
Resided in Nashville, TN

Obituary

Mr. Kenneth Paul Baker, age 47, of Nashville, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Born in Staunton, VA, he was the son of Geraldine Baker and the late Jerry Baker and is survived by his son, Isaac Parsons Baker, whom he adored. Kenny and Isaac’s mother, Sarah Parsons, welcomed their bundle of joy (“IPB”) into this world on June 22, 2015.

Kenny was the founder of Behavioral Treatment Providers (BTP) in 2002. Over the years, BTP helped facilitate change in the lives of thousands of Nashvillians through programs that addressed alcohol and drug abuse, anger management, domestic violence, underage drinking, and shoplifting. Just last year he wrote about his work stating: “I have an opportunity to be in the lives of people and watch change happen in front of my eyes and it humbles me every day. I am a grateful father. The world has seemed to make an unconscious shift in their thinking and their values. We are all connected as human beings, however we don’t treat each other like the Golden Rule tells us to.”

Kenny was also the program manager for the John School, a program for first time offenders arrested for purchasing prostitution. The John School is staffed by city officials and volunteers, healthcare workers and former prostitutes involved with the program at Thistle Farms. Kenny was also fearless in pursuing things he was passionate about. In a short period of time, between 2010 and 2016, Kenny pursued songwriting, playing, and singing. Kenny, with no professional music experience, accomplished the recording of two full albums of music he created alongside his father-in-law Bob Morrison.

Kenny was preceded in death by his wife, Andrea Morrison Baker, and remained extremely close to his in-laws Bob and Barbara Morrison. In addition to his mother and son, Kenny is survived by his two brothers Kevin (Denise) and Keith (Joy), his nephews Zachary and Kai, his nieces Sarah and Rachel, and his many uncles, cousins, extended family and the “posse” of friends that are too numerous to name. As Kenny would say “you know who you are.”

Visitation will be held at the Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home, 2707 Gallatin Pike, Nashville on Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Kenny's memorial service will be held in the Heritage Chapel of the First Church of the Nazarene, 510 Woodland St., Nashville on Friday at 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Thistle Farms Inc., 5122 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209, care of Becca Stevens the founder and president or to Margaret Maddox Family YMCA, 2624 Gallatin Road, Nashville, TN 37216, to help provide swim lessons for underprivileged kids.

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Visitation
Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home
2707 Gallatin Road
Nashville, TN US 37216
Thursday, February 1, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Service
First Church of the Nazarene
510 Woodland St.
Nashville, TN 37206
Friday, February 2, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM