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Saxton Riley Baker

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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2020 4:00 pm

Saxton Riley Baker, 15, of Malta, formerly of Dresden, passed away at 1:23 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2020, at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, in Columbus, after a tragic accident.

He was born in Zanesville, Ohio, on June 10, 2004, a son of Jeffrey (Wanda Burfield) Baker of Malta, Ohio, and Megan Baker of Frazeysburg.

Saxton enjoyed hunting, fishing, listening to music, hanging out with his dogs, playing Fortnite, and spending time with his friends. He was a special boy and touched the hearts of everyone he met.

Along with his parents, he is survived by his brothers, Stone (Ashley Mitchell) Baker of Dresden, Sabin Baker of Frazeysburg, and new baby brother that’s expected to arrive in September, River Riley; nieces and nephews, Hunter, Jinson, Azlynn, and Saige; aunts and uncles, Molly Mahon, Johnnie and Darrell Mayer, Josh (Tristan) Baker, Jake Baker, and their children; grandmothers, Beverly Mahon and Kim Baker, both of Dresden; great-grandfather, Jack Black of Carrolton; and several great-aunts and uncles, cousins, and special friends.

Saxton is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Galen Mahon and Jeff Baker Sr.; and great-grandmother, Judy Black.

A cremation will take place, and Celebration of Life and Candlelight Vigil will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2020, at the Village of Dresden Boat Ramp.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be directed to Century National Bank, c/o Saxton Baker Memorial Fund, 91 W. Dave Longaberger Ave., Dresden, OH 43821.

A memorial service will also be held in Morgan County at a later date.

The Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Coshocton, Ohio, is serving the family.

An online memorial is located at

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