William “Billy” Charles Baker Sr.

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William “Billy” Charles Baker Sr. was born in Pittsburg, Kansas on December 23, 1961. He spent his childhood in Shawnee, Kansas and attended school at Kansas School for the Deaf in Olathe, Kansas. Billy met his wife Jeannette (Gigi) in August of 1983 at the Olathe Deaf Club. They were married June 1, 1985 and eventually settled in Grandview, Missouri to raise their family. There, Billy worked for Sun and Swim Pools building swimming pools all over the country and worked his way up to supervisor at the end of his 20 year career there. In 1998 they moved their family to Linn Valley Lakes, Kansas where they still reside. Billy was able to spend his days there doing things he loved most like spending time with family and friends, swimming, fishing, playing horseshoes, and building a great bonfire. He died after a short, but tough battle with cancer on August 11, 2019. Billy will be dearly missed and always remembered by his family and friends.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Carol Baker. He is survived by his wife Jeannette (Gigi) Baker, children William (Billy) Baker Jr. and Jessica Baker, brother Robert Baker, sister Mary Ruppel, and many nieces and nephews who he loved so much.


Funeral services will be held on Saturday August 17th, 2019 at Linn Valley Community Church in Linn Valley, KS. There will be a visitation at 1 pm with a memorial service directly following at 2 pm.

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