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William “Gene” Baker

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[May 30, 2014]  LINCOLN  - William “Gene” Baker, 77, of Lincoln passed away at his home at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014.  Arrangements are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

Visitation: 2:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home

Service: None

Funeral home: Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, Lincoln


William “Gene” Baker, 77, of Lincoln passed away at his home at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014.

Gene was born February 4, 1937 in Lincoln the son of Harold “Doc” and Marion Houston Baker. He married Shirley Montgomery June 9, 1969 and later married Jean Ann Cutler December 30, 2005. Jean Ann survives in Lincoln.

Gene is also survived by children: Terry Baker of California; Larry Baker of Lincoln; Pamela (Robin) Goings of Maxton, NC; Michael (Tracy) Baker of Winter Garden, FL; Jay (Shannon) Baker of Illiopolis; Bevan (Angel) Baker of Atlanta; Billy (Charity) Baker of Lincoln; Trisha (Jeff) Baker-Bonn of Edinburg; Siblings: Steve Baker of Dallas, TX; Paul (Nita) Baker of DeSota, TX; Terry Patterson of Ojai, CA; Cindy Patterson of Lincoln; sixteen grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his nana Mae Houston; Grandfather, Carl Baker; Step Mother, Pat Baker; Brothers: Bobby Baker and Denny Baker; Nephew, Bob Goodey; and Grandson, Dallas Baker.

Gene was owner and operator of Baker Masonry and Pool Crafters for 42 years and worked up until the time of his death. He was a member of the Lincoln Elk’s for 40 years; he was a Knights Templar; an avid scuba diver; loved motor cycles, fishing, and boating. He was an APA pool tournament winner and he was
“probably the worst joke teller” ever.

Visitation for Gene will be from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. There will be no service. Gene chose to be cremated. Memorials may be given to Safe Haven Hospice.

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