Bill Baker

April 14, 1942 - February 15, 2006

Mr. Bill Baker, age 63 of McKinney, Texas passed away on February 15, 2006 in McKinney. He was born on April 14, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Onley and Julia (Lane) Baker. He married Carol Ryan on August 15, 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Baker served in the U.S. Army. He was employed 30 years with Cincinnati Water Works as a construction inspector. Mr. Baker was an ardent Cincinnati Bengal’s fan and a devoted Dad and Granddad. He is survived by his wife, Carol Baker; sons, Bill Baker, Jr. and wife, Jamie and Mark Baker and wife, Melissa all of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Clayton Baker, Trenton Baker, Collin Baker, Connor Baker, and Thaddeus Baker; and numerous other loving relatives and friends. Mr. Baker was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Paul Baker. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM, Monday, February 20, 2006 in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Bruce Miller officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 4:00 PM, Monday prior to service.

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Carol, I'm so sorry to hear about Bill's passing. He was a great guy, a great inspecter and a great friend. He will be missed. Jerry Jerry Boland, February 21, 2006 Many of us at the Greater Cincinnati Water Works remember Bill with fondness and admiration. He was not only dedicated to his work here in the Water Department, but he was also a great role model to the younger men with his strong family values and emphasis on integrity. The GCWW family is proud to have known and served with Bill. Paul Tomes, Acting Director, GCWW, February 21, 2006 Bill, You have many friends at the Cincinnati Water Works. You had an exceptional career. We will truly miss you. Carol, it was our pleasure to have met you. Bill was always so proud of his family and devoted to you. If you come back to Cincinnati, please feel free to stop in and say hello. Joe Zistler Joe Zistler, February 21, 2006 We remember all the good times we shared with Bill and Carol. We offer our sympathy and love to Carol, Billy, Mark and their families. May God be with you all during this sorrowful time. Bill will be deeply missed. Love Dave & Betty Dave & Betty Maxwell, February 20, 2006 Dear Baker Family, I'm so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I worked with him at the Cincinnati Water Works.I was a valveman on his jobs when he was an inspector.He was always a great guy to work with, and I always enjoyed his conversations.Our prayers are with you. Mike William Henderson, February 20, 2006 Carol ,so sorry to hear about Bill. I have many great memories working with Bill at the Water Works for many years in both the valveroom and the inspection dept. Bill was a great friend . He always was happy to share his vast knowledge. with other newer employee's. I know he loved his family and was a wonderful father. He always was entertaining. I will miss him. My prayers are with you and your family.I looked forward to his Christmas card every year. Terry Finkelmeier, February 18, 2006 Carol, Billy, Mark and families - you are all in thoughts and prayers. We were very fortunate to have been part of Bill's life and we have some fond memories of him. Jim and Joanne Schroot, February 18, 2006 We will be praying over your families that the peace of God which transcends all understanding guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. God bless you! Amarilys & Ryan Henderson, February 17, 2006 Dear Mark and Melissa, I was so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I understand this was unexpected, which I am sure makes the loss that much harder. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers, and if there is anything that we can do, please let us know. Your family in Christ, Betsy and Cameron Chandler & boys Betsy Chandler, February 17, 2006 I only know Bill through his grandsons, who have spoken of him with love in Sunday School. The Bible often speaks of "generations" of peoples' characters being determined by those who go before them. Based on the hearts of your boys, he must have been a wonderful man. Our hearts are with you. Harvey & Lori Etter, February 16, 2006 Mark & Melissa, My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. May God comfort and heal your family in this time of sorrow. Marilyne Todd, February 16, 2006