Sharon, you, Gilbert, Dwight and your family have been and are in our thoughts and prayers! Your Dad was such a great father and grandfather! Though we did not spend the time with him and Charlotte, just in the time spent in their presence we KNEW how loving and caring they are. Sharon, your family has been blessed with such wonderful parents. Take comfort in knowing that you will see them again!! God bless your family during this time and always.
Jim, Joy and kids, We send our thoughts and prayers for your whole family. Hope to talk to you soon. Pat and Lonnie
I knew Bill quite well as I worked the first 12 years of my career in the Plant Engineer's Dept of NNSB&DD Co. Consider him to be a great person and friend. May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers to his family.
Dear Jim and Joy, Rachel and Rob -- Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of loss. We know you are grieving, but we also know you have enduring faith reassures you Bill is in a better place. We will continue our prayers for each of you during this time and we will include prayers for safe travels. Lovingly, The Bowen Family -- Knoxville, TN
Our prayers go with Jim and Joy and the whole extended Baker family in the loss of this great man from your lives. His memory will live on in you. God be with you in your grief.
Sharon, I would loved to have known your Dad. I sold equipment to Newport News Shipyard and I was also involved in WWII - not to the extend your Dad was. Would have loved to trade stories with him. You have fond memories of your parents. Say hello to Gibby and your boys for me. Roy Fuller of Raleigh NC. How is the Cosmopolitan Club doing?
Dear Sharon, Dwight, Jim, and family
I am sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I am having fond memories of his superlatively dry wit, of my many Sunday afternoon visits to your home on Big Bethel Rd, and Bill and Charlotte's reliable support of Northampton Presbyterian. May God bless you all.
Joy, Jim, Rachel and Rob, and the Baker Family,
I am sorry for your loss. I hope the love and support from friends helps to ease your sorrow. Love,
Mary Beth Green
Bill Baker was one of the finest persons I have ever known. I met him when I was hired on as a "Junior Engineer" at the then "Plant Engineering Dept., NN Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co." during the summers of 1956-1959. As I was studying toward a BSME at UVA and he had earned the same from UVA in 1951, we hit it off very well together, and Bill taught me a lot in the way of practical engineering experience during those summers when he was working on the large customized machines. He also told me some war stories about sitting in the back rearward-facing gunner's seat in the old SB2C Helldiver dive bomber. He said he had his own altimeter back there to help keep the pilot from getting target fixation while diving straight down and not pulling up in time. I had a partially built gasoline model of a F4U navy fighter aircraft which I passed on to him and I've often wondered whether he ever finished and flew that model. I have thought of him over the years and what he might be doing. Now I know the whole story. God bless you Bill Baker.
Jim, Joy, and all the Family,
Rest assured we will be praying for you that God will comfort you as only he can. May he wrap his loving arms around you and draw you up close to himself. We love you.