Robert "Bobby" Joseph Baker, 39, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at his home.

Born on April 22, 1981, in Sumter, he was a son of Marcia Christine Richardson Baker and the late Troy Lynn Baker. He worked in the news media business and he was a member of New Salem Baptist Church.

He is survived by his mother of Sumter; two stepsisters, Robin Purdy and Cindy Barrett; and two step-great-nieces, Whitney and Alaina.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Robert W. Richardson and Jennie Ruth Richardson.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Kevin Massey officiating.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Center, 20081 Whistling Straits Place, Ashburn, VA 20147.

Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 435-2179.