Willard A. Baker II

March 6, 1953November 29, 2011

Willard A. Baker ll , passed away at Garden Villa, Tuesday, November 29, 2011 following an extended illness. He was born March 6, 1953 in Bloomington to Ralph and Lillian (Harris) Baker. Willard was a career truck driver before retiring. He was a member of Dolan Ridge Community Church on Robinson Rd. in Bloomington. Willard graduated from Bloomington High School Class of 1971 Willard leaves behind his wife, Martha Henry Baker; Daughter: Sondra (Baker) Ray and Richard Ray, Son: Willard “Andy” Baker lll and Sherry Baker, Grandchildren: Sonya Brooks, Gary Brooks, Jr. , Melissa Ray, Jonathan Ray, Christine Ray, Miranda Baker, Madison Baker, Ashley Fultz and M. Craig Fultz; Sister: Ellen (Baker) Stidam. Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. Friday at Dolan Ridge Community Church with visitation at Day Funeral Home, Thursday 4-9 P.M. and 1 hour before services at the church. Online condolences to the family may be made at:


  • Funeral Service Friday, December 2, 2011
  • Visitation Thursday, December 1, 2011

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Jimmy Shake

December 5, 2011

Martha and Family, I am so sad to see Willard passed, I remember him so healthy and vibrant when we used to attend Dolan Ridge with you all. I have thought of you all often, and I hate to see he passed away. I pray for comfort for your family in these hard times. I do know he was a man of the Lord and that we are comforted to know that we will see him soon at the lords return. God Bless.

Doc and Julie Jensen

December 3, 2011

Doc and I are so sorry for your loss of Willard. You have many happy memories of him that you can always remember. Martha, Sondra, Andy and family, we will be thinking of you.

Tylar Long(Garden Villa)

December 2, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure to know Willard and his family. He will be greatly missed!!

Ginny (Garden Villa)

December 1, 2011

I was blessed to have the opportunity to get to know Willard over his last few years. He was a wonderful man, taken too soon. He has a special place in my heart and will always remain a positive memory in my mind.

Christine Williams

December 1, 2011

I have a lot of fond memories of Willard and will miss him dearly! You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Sherri Clarke

December 1, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss. I will really miss Willard, he has a special place in my heart.

Joe McGinnis

December 1, 2011

From our days playing together, riding bikes or swimming in the creek Willard was always fun to be around. If my brother and I were not at home it was a good guess we could be found at the Baker's. Over the years we have grown apart but the memories are great and I consider it a Great Priviledge to have known Willard. May God be with you at this time.

Deb Tanier

December 1, 2011

We will all greatly miss Willard on St 4 @ Garden Villa. He had a great sense of humor & frequently had us all giggling with him. It is a relief to us all that he is now at peace. He was so lucky to have such a loving family.

Mike &Anita Husdon

December 1, 2011

It was our pleasure knowing Willard. As Usher Sup. at IU Basketball games,we'd see him and Martha at the Assembly Halls during the games. Strong, solid people! Glad to have had that time. Prayers to the family during this time. Mike and Anita Hudson