Eric Graham "Bubba" Baker, 48, of Waterloo, Ill., born Jan. 26, 1968, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., died May 30, 2016, in Waterloo, Ill.
Eric was a member of SS Peter & Paul Church, Knights of Columbus 1334, Monroe County Historical Society, Waterloo Planning Commision, unofficial McDonald's Coffee Club, Chamber Board Member, former franchise owner of Waterloo Dairy Queen, Waterloo Football Coach for 12+ years, former alderman, member of State Champion AJ Wildcats Football Team in 1984, & AOPA Flight Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents Jack L. and Betty, nee Graham, Baker; his grandfather, Doyle Graham; his grandparents, Effie and Rolla Baker; and special aunt, Wilma Morris.
Surviving are his children, Madison and Graham Baker; mother of his children, Kerry Baker; a sister, Jama Wolf; nephews and niece, Jake, Whitney, and Conway Wolf; Ben andNick Wolf; grandmother, Jean Graham; Madison and Graham's grandparents Terry and Judy Schreder; an uncle, Rolla (Jo) Baker; special cousin, Judy Stegle; cousins; family; and friends.
As an expression of sympathy, the family prefers memorial contributions to:
Madison and Graham's Education Fund.
Visitation: Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2016, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2016, at Quernheim Funeral Home, Waterloo, Ill. Additional visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2016, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home, Public Square, Jonesboro, Ill., 62952.
A Knights of Columbus Honor Guard ritual will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening during visitation.
Funeral: A Funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2016, at SS Peter & Paul Church, Waterloo, Ill.
Graveside service and interment will follow immediately after the visitation Friday, June 3, 2016, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ill.
QUERNHEIM FUNERAL HOME, Waterloo, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on June 1, 2016