BAKER, William D. "Bill," 74, of Moundsville, W.Va., passed away Monday, June 27, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was born July 26, 1936 in Moundsville, son of the late Harry Baker and Lela Wellman.
He was a millwright by trade; a U.S. Army (Korean War) veteran; a member of the local gun club; a former member of the Moundsville Sanitation Board and Friends of Northern Community College; and a former Moundsville mayor.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Frank Baker and Leland Baker.
He is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Ruth Cowan Baker; six children, David Allen (Cathie) Baker of California, Margaret Ann Lightner of Moundsville, William D. Baker II of Moundsville, Rhonda Lee Smith of Colorado Springs, Colo., Alicia Sue (Larry) McClintock of Glen Dale, W.Va., and John Scott (Daisy) Baker of Barnesville, Ohio; four step-children, Andrea Lea Lindner of Valley Grove, W.Va., Patrick Alan Lindner of Glen Dale, Ronald Kleineke of Ohio, and Kelly Kleineke Martin of Ohio; 18 grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday, June 29, 2011 from 1-3 and 6-9 p.m. and Thursday from noon until the time of service at CARE Funeral and Cremation Service, 1500 Second St., Moundsville.
Funeral services will be Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Cornerstone Church of God, First Street and Poplar Avenue in Moundsville, with Reverend Ronald Wilfong officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Valley Hospice at 308 Mt. St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, WV 26003.
Arrangements entrusted to CARE Funeral and Cremation Services, Moundsville.