Dozens pay their respects for delivery man killed in Donelson

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Family and friends celebrated the life of a beloved Krispy Kreme delivery driver Thursday night.

Al Baker, 61, was gunned down in his delivery truck Sunday morning. His murder remains unsolved.

Dozens of people paid their respects at Lake Providence Baptist Church in south Nashville.

Before the funeral, 10 Krispy Kreme delivery trucks, like the one Baker drove, came to his Antioch home to help escort his family to the church.

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Baker worked for the company for 31 years.

“I was very impressed about it,” said his wife, Faye Baker. “They just wanted to show some love and I appreciate it very much.”

However, Mrs. Baker also had a message to the person who killed her husband.

“I forgive him but he just needs to turn himself in,” she told News 2. “When he stole my husband’s life, he stole my life as well.”

Family friend Michael McEwen has an idea who committed the crime.

“A young kid killed that man in there because the family lost control of their kids,” he said. “We need to gain control of our kids – it’s our kids killing us.”

Metro police are looking for a young black man with a thin build. He was wearing a blue NIKE sweatshirt with tan cargo pants and white shoes when he robbed the MAPCO on Donelson Pike in Donelson.

They’re also searching for the getaway car: a 4-door, silver sedan that may have a spoiler on it.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.