William (Bill) Wilson Baker, 86, of Greenville went to be
with his Lord, Tuesday, April 11, 2017.
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, April 15, at 10:00 a.m.
at Ridgecrest Baptist Church with Dr. Jeff Langley, Pastor of the First Baptist
Church of Gainesville, Texas and the Rev. Jerry Speight of Greenville
officiating. Visitation is scheduled on Friday, April 14 at Coker-Mathews
Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Bill was born in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania on December
9, 1930 to Albert Reilly Baker and Elizabeth Gill Baker. He married Jill Quinn , on June 7, 1958, at
the Main Street Baptist Church in Grand Saline, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical
Engineering from the University of Texas and his Master of Business
Administration Degree from East Texas State University.
He was an engineer at
General Dynamics in Fort Worth, Texas from 1958-1961 and then moved to
Greenville, Texas and worked for TEMCO until he retired as Director of Programs from E-Systems in 1993. After he retired he was President of the
E-Systems Retirees Club.
He was a charter member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church, taught
Sunday school, served on many committees and served as a deacon.
He was a member of the Golden K Kiwanis and served on
various committees which included leading the music for the club, obtaining
programs, and also served as President.
He traveled to all 50 states and many other countries and he
enjoyed vacations with his family.
He is survived by his wife, sons W. Michael Baker and wife,
Mary of Austin; Mark Q. Baker and wife, April of Rockwall; daughter Julie Tchir
and husband, Joe of Greenville; Grandchildren: Melody Boney, Mark ‘Quinn’ Baker, Madeline
Baker, Garrett Baker and Aj’a Baker; and a great grandson Hayden Boney; and
many nieces and nephews and many, many
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Betty
Jane Baker, Albert Byre Baker, and Robert Marshall Baker.