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.
2:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
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
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
“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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