William Baker

Obituary of William L. Baker

William “Bill” L. Baker, Sr., age 79, of the Town of Lee, passed away peacefully on June 1, 2020, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.


Bill was born in Rome on August 5, 1940 to the late David and Margaret Erenwein Baker, and educated in the Rome Schools. On April 30, 1960, he was united in marriage to former Charleen J. Megerell at the Lee United Methodist Church. Bill worked at Rome Strip Steel for many years as a welder.


Bill loved antique cars, including his 1930 Ford Model-A. He loved country western music, especially Patsy Kline. Bill always had a smile and a funny story wherever he went.


Bill is survived by his loving wife, Charleen; four daughters, Linda (Al) Boulerice of McConnellsville, Debra (Eric) Bates of Taberg, Sheila (Paul) Pelton of Lee, and Bonnie Baker of Charlotte, NC; two sons, William Baker Jr., of Largo, FL, and Richard Baker of Taberg; 17 grandchildren, Brandi, Jeremi, Zebulen, William III, Scott, Nicole, Tracy, Erica, Paul Jr., Samantha, Andrew, Victoria, Abigail, Jason, Heidi, Beth Anne, and Jeffrey; 28 great grandchildren; a sister, Norma Butch; a brother, Fritz Baker; his half-brother, Jim Storis; his K-9 companion, Roscoe; many nieces and nephews; and  brothers in law, Clyde (Priscilla) Megerell, and Joe (Linda Peters) Megerell; and sisters in law, Myrtle Witchley, and Donna Reed . He was predeceased by a sister, Eleanor Dukett; four brothers, Harold “Pat”, Francis, Leonard, and David Baker; and a half-brother, Larry Storis.


The family would like to extend Deepest Gratitude to the St. Elizabeth's Emergency Room and ICU.


Funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Lee State Road Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Arrangements are entrusted to the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street.


Please offer online condolences at: www.BarryFuneralHome.com.


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