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Tyler Lee Baker

September 12, 1979 - April 22, 2022

Tyler Lee Baker, 42, passed away April 22, 2022, in McKinney, Texas.

Tyler was born on September 12, 1979, in Rapid City, South Dakota to Dorothy (Dottie) and Norman Baker. He grew up most of his life in Decatur, Illinois and was a 1997 graduate of Maroa-Forsyth High School, Maroa, Illinois.  In 2001 he received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, later earning his license as a Certified Public Accountant.  Tyler was in the financial and commercial real estate industry for 20 years, which began at KPMG in Chicago, Illinois, moving to in Dallas, Texas in 2008.  He later worked for Hines, also in Dallas. 

Tyler was an avid athlete and sports participant.  While he played every sport possible, ice hockey was his passion, which he excelled in from age six, through high school and into adulthood.  His competitive nature was never ending.  Over the past 20 years, Tyler ran several marathons including Chicago and Boston and completed three Ironman triathlons.

Above all, his children were his pride and joy; a proud and involved father, he loved spending time with each of them in their sports activities and various endeavors.

Tyler is preceded in death by his father, Norm Baker; uncle, Michael Lee Baker; cousins, David and Megan Sweeney; grandparents, Clarence and Eloise Hill, and Bobby Lee Baker.

He is survived by his mother; twin daughters, Isabelle and Lila; son, Lincoln, and former wife, Amy Baker, all of Allen, Texas; brothers, Jason (Cortney), Fairview, Texas, and Erik (Tara), Dallas, Texas; sister, Kristen Parks (Craig) of Houston, Texas; grandmothers, Gloria Baker, of Des Moines, Iowa; Dalybeth Reasoner, significant other; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Turrentine-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013. The service will also be live streamed at TJMfuneral.com on Tyler’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/tyler-lee-baker.  After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location. The family will be present at the funeral home one hour prior to the memorial service.

At the request of the family, memorial donations may be made in Tyler’s honor to the Grant Halliburton Foundation (www.granthalliburton.org) or your choice of another charitable organization.

 

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Our prayers are with the entire Baker Family in this time of loss. May Tyler Rest In Peace. Jim, Jeanine, Ben and Alex Sweeney, May 7, 2022 So very sorry for you and your families’ loss. I cannot find the words. I am very sorry I could not be there with you today but I am streaming it. Bobbi Olin, May 7, 2022 RIP, Tyler. Our sincere condolences, love and prayers being sent to Amy and the kids and all of Tyler's family and friends that loved him. Andrew & Stacy Adelmann, May 7, 2022 You were always an inspiration to work hard and strive for excellence with the passion and dedication you showed on the ice and Iron Man competitions to your success in your career and wonderful family. One of my favorite goals ever was from an incredible play and filthiest saucer pass ever. You will be missed.
Chris Swan, May 6, 2022 We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are pouring out to your family. May God comfort and sustain you. Jim and Amy Sheehy, May 5, 2022 Jason, Erik, Cortney- I am heartbroken to hear about Tyler. I’m praying for you. May God surround you with strength and love. I love you all.
Teri Arnold , May 3, 2022 Rest in Peace, Tyler. My condolences to the family. Mike Dockins, May 3, 2022 Prayers to the entire family over your loss. Lila, Isabelle, and Lincoln - I’m sending a huge hug and love to you, sweet ones. Amy Givonetti, May 1, 2022 Sending love and hugs and prayers to all the Bakers. You'll be missed, Tyler. Rest in peace.
June Durrett, April 30, 2022 Dottie, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers. Nora, April 30, 2022 Dottie, I am so sorry. Praying for comfort and strength to see you through, God bless you all. Sharon Woolum, April 30, 2022 So sorry to hear of Tyler’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Amy and her children. Bob and MaryLou Larson , April 29, 2022 Sending love and prayers Lana O'Quinn, April 29, 2022 Smart, funny, passionate, loving father and good friend. That’s how I will remember Tyler Baker. Rest in peace, buddy. Heath Johnson, April 28, 2022 Rest in Peace Tyler. Stanford Sewell, April 28, 2022 I’m so sorry to hear of Tyler’s passing. Thinking of his family and his sweet kiddos during this time. Jennifer, April 27, 2022