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Billy Draton Baker


1941 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Billy Draton Baker Obituary
Billy Draton Baker, 72, of Independence, Mo, passed away December 21, 2013.

Billy was born September 7, 1941 in Lonoke, Arkansas to Cecil James Andrew Baker and Violet Sue Christy Baker. He has lived all of his life in the Buckner and Independence area. Billy was united in marriage to Sherry Hugell. She preceded him in death in 2010.

Billy graduated from Fort Osage High School in 1959. He received a degree in Waste Water Management and attended Arkansas State University. Billy reached the rank of Eagle in the Boy Scouts of America. He was also a member of the Tribe of Mic-o-Say. Billy was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #385 in Independence and a member of Teamsters Local #41. Billy loved outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing and raising long horn cattle. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Sherry.

He is survived by a brother, Garry Baker of Independence, Mo and a sister Rebekah Sue Coryell of Sibley, Mo. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Billy's honor to Animals Best Friends, P.O.Box 493, Indep, Mo, 64051.
A visitation will be held Monday, December 30, 2013 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at New Salem Funeral Home.

Arrangements: New Salem Funeral Home & Cemetery; 816-796-8600.
Published in The Examiner on Dec. 30, 2013
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