OBITUARY

James "Billy" Baker

November 25, 1952June 28, 2018
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James W. "Billy" Baker, 65, of Wylie, Texas, passed away on June 28, 2018. He was born in Corsicana, Texas on November 25, 1952. Billy graduated from Richfield High School in Waco, and attended East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas. He married Athena Elliott on September 10, 1983.

Billy was a framing carpenter, and also worked for Owens Illinois & Omega Studios. He was an NRA member, and active in The Boy Scouts of America. Billy had a passion for music and firearm instruction.

Billy is survived by his wife, Athena Baker; sons, Bradley Baker and Ryan Baker; and sister, Gayle Baldree.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Sparkman Funeral Home, 1029 S. Greenville Ave, Richardson, TX 75081. A reception will follow at the Fish Shack, 1840 N Plano Rd, Richardson, TX 75081. At the family's request, dress is casual.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the USO in Billy's name www.uso.org

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  • Memorial Service Tuesday, July 3, 2018
  • Reception Tuesday, July 3, 2018
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Gayle Baldree

July 1, 2018

Robert Garrett

July 1, 2018

Billy and I met through our association with Boy Scouts, and shared a love for that program and what it can do for youth. We also had common interests in both music and firearms. Billy and I several times taught Firearms Safety Instructor certification classes together as part of the process for certifying new instructors for the local Boy Scout council. We also played music together quite a few times, and the four of us once traveled out together to see the Beatles "Love" Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas. We loved spending time together and will miss that quite a lot. I loved his company and his wit. He had a positive impact on a great many lives, that's for certain. That legacy will endure.

Michael Lassiter

July 1, 2018

We had a blast Billy! From camping out at BSA events with our families, to jam sessions at your place, pool parties at my place, to taking a family cruise vacation together when the kids were young. Good Times!

Rest Easy My Friend!

Phyllis Pitt

June 29, 2018

I remember Billy from all of our office parties. He always had a great time and was entertaining.

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