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William "Billy" Albert Baker

William "Billy" Albert Baker
  • June 24, 1947 - October 5, 2017
  • James Island, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • Epworth United Methodist Church
    1540 Camp Road
    James Island, SC 29412

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“Extending my deepest sympathy for your loss. God invites you to throw all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Pet5:7) May his comfort...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Lisa - SC

“My deepest condolences for your loss.PSALM 146:5. ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: - Charlotte, NC

“I am very sorry to hear of Billy's passing. ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Matt Schwartz - Charleston, SC

“Marilyn and family, So terribly sorry for your loss.We will pray for your comfort. I feel blessed to have known Billy. Such a wonderful person, all...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Jan Miller - CHARLESTON, SC

“Marilyn and family, Annie and I hearts go out to you during this time of sorrow. We understand your feeling and just keep in mind that he is in Gods...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Bill T - Charleston, SC - Friend

“May God bring the entire family comfort in days a head. Have so many memories of both Billy and Roy growing up on James Island and playing midget...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Ronnie & Mary Kizer - NC

“Dear Marilyn, my heart goes out to you and your family. Lifting you all in prayers. ”
7 of 21 | Posted by: Pam Grady - James Island, SC

“Billy was so much a part of David's life.He always said Roy and Billy were like brothers. They are the reason he loved sports so much. David is...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: David Teal - Simpsonville, SC

“I'm so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort, bring comfort to the Baker family during these difficult times.(2 Corin.1:3,4) ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“Heartfelt condolences to Billy's family. I know he will be missed by many. ”
10 of 21 | Posted by: Patsy Fenters O'Connor - FL

“Very sorry to learn about the community's loss of a great man who would talk to everyone. Prayers for the family and all the people he befriended...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Roy DeHaven - Charleston, SC

Riverfront Sunrise “A super fine gentleman that I worked with over the years. The morning crew at Bojangles will also miss him dearly. ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: Ernest Duncan - James Island, SC

“Billy: YOU will be missed!!!! Thanks for the friendship we have had for many years. I will always be thankful for your guidance even way back in our...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Pete Dieppe - Charleston, SC

“Marilyn Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Jacqueline Brabham and Family - SC

“Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. May the God of all comfort make your hearts firm at this difficult time. Find comfort in the...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: E G

“Marilyn,Sending my love and best wishes to you and your family in this time of need~~Please know Billy was a great friend and I will always remember...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“So very sorry for your loss. I ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Louise Eckenrod. Bruce Humbert Eckenrod - SC

“Marilyn, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Lee Sherrill - Charleston, SC

“Marilyn, so sorry to hear of Billy's passing. My thoughts and prayers are being sent to you, Stacy, Danny and Cory - love to you all with deepest...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: NANCY BROOKS - RIDGEVILLE, SC

“Marilyn our sincere sympathy for the loss of your Billy. Peace, Prayers,and Blessing for you and your family.Pat and John Lee ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: Pat John - Johns Island, SC

“Dear Marilyn and family, Teresa and I are sorry to hear of Billy's passing. I have many fond memories of him helping with the Little League baseball...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Haskell and Teresa Parler - SC


William "Billy" Albert Baker, 70, of James Island, SC entered into eternal rest at home on Thursday, October 5, 2017. His funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in Epworth United Methodist Church, 1540 Camp Road at 3:00 p.m. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 pm. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Billy was born in Charleston on June 24, 1947 to the late James Leroy Baker, Sr. and Evelyn Beale Baker. He was fondly referred to as "Billy Baker the Touchdown Maker" by many of his fellow James Island Ram schoolmates. Throughout the years Billy was also given the nickname "The Ball" due to his many athletic interests: Football, Baseball, Volleyball, Softball and Golf. After graduating from James Island High School he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force serving in Florida and Okinawa during the Vietnam War as a Military Police Officer. After returning to Charleston, Billy married Marilyn Myers in 1976. He was a member of the Saltwater Sports Club and Tri-County Sports Club which sponsored many local golf and fishing events throughout the years.

Billy is survived by his wife, Marilyn; daughter, Stacy Renee Baker; son, Daniel William Baker; and grandson, Cory Marshall Butler. Other family members include sister-in-law, Joyce Nave Baker; nieces: Chris Clardy and Keri Baker; brother-in-law, Steve Myers; nephews: Stevie Myers and Chris Myers; and cousins: Al Oswald, Eleanor Oswald, Chubby Baker and Ann Schwacke in the Charleston area with other cousins in North Carolina, Virginia, Maine and Florida. He is preceded in death by his older brother James "Roy" Leroy Baker Jr.

Many thanks to the Saltwater Sports Club and Card Club members for their encouragement and support during Billy's illness. He was deeply loved by many close friends and family members.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church where Billy was a charter member: 1540 Camp Road, James Island, SC 29412.