William Thomas Baker
1928 ~ 2015

William Thomas Baker passed away peacefully in his Cedar Hills, Utah residence Tuesday, October 27, 2015. William remains one of the greatest father, grandfather and friend anyone could ask for. His smile, humor and character infected everyone that had the pleasure of making his acquaintance.

William was born just outside Goodlettsville, Tennessee in Davidson County on April 7, 1928 to his loving parents John Will Baker and Allean Wheeler. With strong patriotism and loyalty, William enlisted in the Army on September 2, 1950 during the Korean War. Shortly after beginning his active duty, he married Mary Jane Ralph on November 16th, 1950 at Ft. Mead, Maryland. After his service in the Army, William worked for DuPont, and eventually began working for Ford Motor Company. He enjoyed a tough but fulfilling career as a pipefitter at the Ford Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky. He retired from Ford with over 40 years of service, but never stopped working. He gave of his free time to anyone who needed it. He took care of the grounds at his local Lutheran Church in Kentucky for several years. He loved working with his hands and was always working on a lawnmower or engine and fixing things around his house or anyone’s home he was visiting at the time. He was an incredible man with strong convictions and work ethic, and loved his wife and family dearly.

William is survived by his son Dan Baker, as well as 7 unbelievable grandchildren and 11 incredible great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Mary Jane Baker, daughter Lydia Darlene Andelin, and his great-granddaughter Alyssa Maree Barlow. The family would like to thank all the staff at The Charleston of Cedar Hills, the caregivers from Symbi Home Health and Hospice, and all others who provided friendship and care in Middletown, Kentucky where Bill and Jane lived most of their lives. “Pa”--as he was known by many of his family--will be forever missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah. Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 9:45 to 10:45 am prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Provo City Cemetery.

 

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