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Billy Wayne Baker, 77

Posted on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Baker, Mr. Billy Wayne, 77, of Tullahoma, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Life Care Center of Tullahoma. Born in Moore County and a native of Tullahoma, he was the son of Rudolph and Ada Mae Brown Baker of Tullahoma. He was a member of Cedar Lane Church of Christ and was retired from Shelbyville Water, Power, and Electric. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, gardening, working on his farm, and in earlier years he enjoyed hunting. Mr. Baker loved his family and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son Richard Baker; three brothers, Barney, Clarence and Tom Baker; and sister Joan Baker. Mr. Baker had been a resident at Life Care Center of Tullahoma for the past 16 months. During this time the nurses and other residents had become a second family to him and Life Care had become his home. The family wishes to thank all of the nurses and staff at Life Care for their genuine love and care for Mr. Baker during his illness. He is survived by his loving wife Charlotte Baker; one son Steven (Beth) Baker; one daughter Gina Baker (Lacey), all of Tullahoma; grandchildren Ragan and Laura Baker of Tullahoma, Nicole Baker of Knoxville and Allen and Mekeesha Matherley of Chattanooga. Funeral Services were held Monday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Tullahoma Funeral Home with Minister Steve Matherley and Brother Pat Allison officiating. Burial followed at Lois Cemetery in Moore County. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 201 West Lincoln Street, Tullahoma, TN 37388. Online condolences may be left for the family at <www.tullahomafuneralhome.com>. Tullahoma Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.