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Bill Baker

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Bill Baker Obituary
Bill (William G.)
Baker, Jr. was born September 7, 1940. He was the first of five children born to William G. and Dorothy Sue Miller Baker. He was a lifelong Houstonian who grew up on a 6 acre farm in Spring Branch at the intersection of Piney Point, Memorial and Blalock with 7 horses, 20 rabbits, chickens and a lot of acreage to build forts and hunt birds and rabbits. He was a competitive member of the Shamrock and Houston Dad's Club Swimming Teams where he broke national swim records and earned national honors including being named a NCAA All American and member of the National Junior Olympic Team. Bill attended Texas A&M University on a full swimming scholarship where he set Southwest Conference swim records. Bill had an entrepreneurial spirit having started a successful drill pipe business called Baker Oilfield Sales and Service (BOSS), then later a screen printing business from which he retired several years ago. Bill was adored by his family and friends for the special spark he gave to any gathering, and most importantly for being the kind of friend whom you could count on when in need. A celebration of Bill's great life will take place on Saturday September 20 at 2pm at the Forest Cove Civic Center. For more information please visit www.darstfuneralhome.com


Published in Houston Chronicle on Sept. 15, 2014
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