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William Lovelace Baker

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William Lovelace Baker

Nashville, TN

William Lovelace Baker, age 93, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2014. He was born on August 29, 1920 to William Seaman Baker and Grace Lovelace Baker.

Preceded in death by his son, William Lovelace Baker, Jr. Survived by his wife of 72 years, Ruth Huddleston Baker; daughter, Emily Ruth Baker; granddaughters, Elissa Irvin (Chris) Langenegger and Emmi Irvin Simpson; and great-grandchildren, Brighton Antonio Langenegger and Madeline Ruth Simpson.

Bill was born and lived in Paducah, Kentucky until attending Battle Ground Academy in high school. After graduation from Vanderbilt University in 1941, he married Ruth in December of 1941 and served in the navy during World War II. He worked many years at First American National Bank and earned a degree from YMCA Law School. Bill was devoted to his wife and all his family.

A Memorial service will be held at Calvary United Methodist Church, 3701 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville on Sunday, June 22, at 3:30 p.m., with visitation at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. Dr. Peter van Eys and Rev. Bryan Brooks officiating. Bill donated his body to Vanderbilt School of Medicine.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church.


Published in The Tennessean on June 21, 2014
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