Jerry L. Baker, 74, of Columbia, and formerly of Red Bud, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at 11:54 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 at his home. The visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 5 from 4-7 p.m. at Leesman Funeral Home in Red Bud and from 10 a.m. until time of service on Thursday, Jan. 6 at Leesman Funeral Home in Red Bud. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6 at Leesman Funeral Home with Fr. Nicholas Fleming officiating. Burial with full military honors will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.