Family remembers delivery driver shot, killed in Donelson

Al Baker (Courtesy: The Baker family)
Al Baker (Courtesy: The Baker family)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) –  News 2 is learning more about the Krispy Kreme delivery driver murdered following a robbery at Mapco in Donelson Sunday morning.

Al Baker was just arriving and was sitting inside his delivery truck when the suspect fired multiple shots at him.

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The family of the 61 year old sat down to talk exclusively with News 2 about the life he leaves behind.

The news that the love of Martha Faye Baker’s life is gone, seems unreal.

“I still feel like it’s a nightmare,” she said.

The Bakers were married for 19 years.

“He wasn’t just only my husband, he was my best friend.”

(Courtesy: The Baker family)
(Courtesy: The Baker family)

Martha went on to describe Al as a man after God’s own heart.

“Al was a good man. If you asked Al for something he would give it to you,” she explained with tears in her eyes.

Those same words were echoed by colleagues, friends, and every family member News 2 spoke with Sunday.

“He was a man that would give you just about anything and everything in this world,” his brother in-law Alric Clardy told News 2.

Al was a hard worker who was recognized by many as the face of Krispy Kreme. He was employed there for more than 30 years and known as “Big Al.”

“He was a man of love. I called him Uncle Pops,” said his nephew David Gordon.

He went on to describe Al as a father not only to him, but to many others in the community.

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