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Celebrating the life of

William A. Baker

February 15, 1920 - August 09, 2019

William A. Baker

William A. Baker passed away August 9, 2019, at the age of 99, under the extraordinary care of the staff at Hospice Savannah.

Billy was a native of Savannah and was married to the late Elizabeth Cain for 67 years.   He had one child, William A. Baker, Jr. (Bill).  He served his country in World War II, spending three years with the 832nd Engineer Aviation Battalion, building air bases and runways in England and on the continent for the Army Air Corp.  After the war he continued his military career serving as an artillery officer in the Army Reserves, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel in 1975.  He was a member of the Chatham Artillery for over 70 years.

Billy was a man with many talents who loved the arts and the outdoors.  His love of plants and orchids could not be ignored, and he was a master woodworker who left behind heirloom pieces that will be admired for generations to come.  He was a man who valued a dictionary and an atlas, and he decided to attend college simultaneously with his son.  He was a food broker, an iron worker, a draftsman, and a contractor throughout his life.

Surviving are his son, William A. Baker, Jr. (Sherrie); his grandchildren, Emily Mello (Ryan) and Elizabeth Brennan (Tim); and five great grandchildren, Lilla and Margaret Brennan, and John, Elizabeth, and Billy Mello.  He is also survived by his sister, Lilla Doll (Eric).

His family thanks Flo Sanders and Charlesetta Greene and crew for their special care.

The funeral service will be at the graveside, at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 13th at Hillcrest Abbey East Cemetery.

The family suggests any remembrances be made in his memory to Hospice Savannah, PO Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416.

SHARE YOUR CONDOLENCES

GUEST BOOK

Dear Bill , Sherrie, and family, I am so very saddened by the news of Mr. Baker's passing. He was such a fun loving, kind man who always had a joke ready to tell! After attending Armstrong College at the same time one quarter, we told everyone that we were "room mates" for years afterwards! He and Mrs. Baker were always so happy and loving. They both were a joy to be around and will always be missed. Love and sympathy to all of you, Jan

- Jan Crawford, Va. Beach, Va.


Bill and Sherrie and the Baker family: Please accept my deepest sympathies and condolences on the passing of your Dad. Should there be anything that I can do for you during this time, please don't hesitate to contact me. Larry Parr

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Dear Bill, Sherrie and the extended Baker family: Please accept our deepest sympathies and condolences on the passing of your dear Dad. May his soul rest in peace

- Chris Desa, SAVANNAH, Georgia


Sorry for your loss. You have our sympathy. Respectively Dave and Cecile.

- David Baker, Rincon, Georgia


Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Billy was truly a Southern gentleman.

- Jerry Beets, Savannah, GA


A candle has been lit!

- harlesetta Green , Georg


Dear Bill , Sherrie, and family, I am so very saddened by the news of Mr. Baker's passing. He was such a fun loving, kind man who always had a joke ready to tell! After attending Armstrong College at the same time one quarter, we told everyone that we were "room mates" for years afterwards! He and Mrs. Baker were always so happy and loving. They both were a joy to be around and will always be missed. Love and sympathy to all of you, Jan

- Jan Crawford, Va. Beach, Va.


Bill and Sherrie and the Baker family: Please accept my deepest sympathies and condolences on the passing of your Dad. Should there be anything that I can do for you during this time, please don't hesitate to contact me. Larry Parr

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Dear Bill, Sherrie and the extended Baker family: Please accept our deepest sympathies and condolences on the passing of your dear Dad. May his soul rest in peace

- Chris Desa, SAVANNAH, Georgia


Sorry for your loss. You have our sympathy. Respectively Dave and Cecile.

- David Baker, Rincon, Georgia


Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Billy was truly a Southern gentleman.

- Jerry Beets, Savannah, GA


Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200