Peaceful 09

James "Jim" Wayne Baer

April 24, 2020 ~ April 16, 2020




James Wayne “Jim” Baer, 78, died unexpectedly Thursday, April 16, 2020, in Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Florida.


Jim was a proud father and grandfather. He is survived by his two daughters, Hayley Baer and Alison McCaffrey; his grandchildren, Alexa Alphin and Samuel McCaffrey; his son-in-law, Ryan McCaffrey; and many close friends. He is preceded in death by his brother, Edward Baer.


He was an active member in his church, First Baptist Church Fernandina Beach. He also spent multiple days each week volunteering his time at Quality Health of Fernandina Beach, an assisted living facility, where he filled the residents’ days with friendship and conversation. Not one to enjoy idle time, he could often be found on the golf course, sharing his years of experience, or the baseball field, mentoring players. His absence will be felt greatly by many in his local community.


A memorial service to honor Jim will be held at a future date.




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