Bill Baker Obituary

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Bill W. Baker

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Bill W. Baker passed away May 16, 2013. He was born January 30, 1923, Hopkins County TX to Sallie Dea Causey Baker and Henry Hasten Baker. After graduating Sulphur Springs High School, he attended Sul Ross University on a music scholarship. That phase of his life was interrupted by WW II during which he served the US Navy in the South Pacific as a torpedoman. Returning then to Grand Prairie, TX, with two of his brothers opened the Baker Brothers Cleaners in Grand Prairie and Irving. He met and married the late Marie Crouch, owner of Marie's Dress Shoppe. Together they made a home and raised a son, Billy Baker Jr. who also preceded...
Bill W. Baker passed away May 16, 2013. He was born January 30, 1923, Hopkins County TX to Sallie Dea Causey Baker and Henry Hasten Baker. After graduating Sulphur Springs High School, he attended Sul Ross University on a music scholarship. That phase of his life was interrupted by WW II during which he served the US Navy in the South Pacific as a torpedoman. Returning then to Grand Prairie, TX, with two of his brothers opened the Baker Brothers Cleaners in Grand Prairie and Irving. He met and married the late Marie Crouch, owner of Marie's Dress Shoppe. Together they made a home and raised a son, Billy Baker Jr. who also preceded his dad in death. In the 1980s he served as president of the board of directors for Grand Prairie Citizens Savings and Loan Assoc. He was also an avid private airplane pilot and enjoyed not only the flying but also the mechanics of the plane. One time he crashed his plane, walked away from the wreck, brought the wreckage home, rebuilt it, and flew the plane many times again. Not only successful in his business endeavers, he was also a determined survivor of a number of life threatening illnesses. In business and in health matters he demonstrated amazing self-discipline, work ethic, and regimen that defied failure. After Marie's passing in 1988 Bill met and married Thelma Wright. Together they shared many happy times with family and church friends, at Hampton Place Baptist Church in Oak Cliff and First Baptist Church in Grand Prairie where Bill served as deacon. He loved the Lord. In addition to Marie and Billy Jr., also preceding him in death were his parents, his two older sisters Ruth Lovelace and Edith Milliorn, his brother Henry Scott Baker, and a sister Doris who passed in infancy. He is survived and grieved by his wife Thelma Baker, his brothers Phillip Baker and Jack Baker, many nieces and nephews, extended family members and friends who loved him and whose lives were blessed by the sweet times he shared with them.

"As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends."

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