Billy Carlton Baker

September 3, 1940September 2, 2012

Billy Carlton Baker, age 71, of 1763 Burnett Ferry Road, Rome, GA, passed away at his residence Sunday morning, September 2, 2012.

Mr. Baker was born on September 3, 1940, in Floyd Co., the son of the late James H. Baker and Sara Couch West. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Baker, on December 31, 2011. He served in the U. S. Army and Reserves from 1957-65.

Mr. Baker was a highway construction superintendant with Ledbetter Paving, C. W. Matthews Paving and Dalton Paving. He was then employed by the U. S. Postal Service as a rural letter carrier. He was a member of the Silver Creek Presbyterian Church, the Rome Shrine Club, the Coosa Masonic Lodge No. 622 F & AM, and an honorary member of the Shannon Masonic Lodge No. 100 F & AM.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Lovell Baker, to whom he was married February 28, 1961; two children, Donald Jeffrey Baker (Lisa), Calhoun, and Jay Lane Baker (Tracey), Cartersville; two grandchildren, Christopher and Taylor Baker, Calhoun; and two nieces, Donna Morris, Cartersville, and Angie Swann, Rome.

A celebration of life service was held Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Griffin Memorial Chapel of Daniel’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Foley officiating.

The family received friends at Daniel’s Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, from 1 until 2 p.m.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be sent to the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1645 Cartersville Hwy., Rome, GA 30161 or to Heyman HospiceCare, P. O. Box 163, Rome, GA 30162-0163.


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 4, 2012
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, September 4, 2012

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Mitchell and Anne Martin

September 6, 2012

Lifting you and your family up in prayer. Billy was a wonderful person. Very sorry for your loss.

September 5, 2012

Nancy, so very sorry to hear of your loss. May God give you special grace as you adjust to the trying days ahead. God is good and faithful. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Phil Drummond.

September 4, 2012 & your family are in our thoughts & prayers. Billy was loved by all his classmates in our RHS '58 class,
Jeanette Tarlton LeCroy.

Janice Barnes Maloney

September 4, 2012

Well Billy, 100 years wasn't in the cards...but you spread over a 100 years of love and joy in those 72 years were such a wonderful friend...we will never forget that smile and witty way...Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and yours..luv ya my friend........

Jeanie Morris Lewis

September 4, 2012

Billy will be missed by all of us who grew up together in high school and shared wonderful memories and fun times during our growing up years. I will never forget Billy and his sweet, caring ways for his friends and family. He was so much fun to be around and always a true friend. I will miss him.

Benny Barnes

September 4, 2012

Billy, you were my friend in 1953 , you will continue to be always. So So Sorry Nancy for your loss.

Monte Howell & Marvin Fricks

September 4, 2012

Billy was a man of truth and honor. He cared deeply for his many friends, and this care and love was reciprocated. Billy was so special; he will always remain in our hearts.
Love and Peace~

September 3, 2012

Nancy you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Billy fought a hard fight and now is pain free!!!! LuAnne and Frank Vaughan. (Sweetwater, Tn.)

Millie Sirmans

September 3, 2012

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Billy was so special and fun. He will always be remembered as "one of a kind" and such a people person.
I hope that it helps to know that friends care that you are hurting and I do. Let me know if there is any way that I can help you through this difficult time.
Millie Starnes Sirmans


September 3, 2012