- 62 years old
- Date of birth: Feb 1, 1954
- Place of birth:
Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
- Date of passing: Oct 24, 2016
- Place of passing:
Linn, Missouri, United States
|Let the memory of Byron be with us forever|
Byron Paul Baker, 62, of, Linn, Missouri, passed away on October 24, 2016. He was born on February 1,1954 in Jefferson City to Clarence and Claudia (Ferguson) Baker.
Byron grew up in Linn and graduated from Linn High School in 1972. After high school he attended college at the University of Missouri in Columbia. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics, with a minor in Finance, upon his graduation in 1976.
After college, Byron began his career in the banking industry, first working at Millikin National Bank and then First National Bank, respectively located in Decatur and Belleville, Illinois. Byron returned to Linn in 1985, where he worked at Legends Bank for 31 years as Senior Vice President.
Byron was very active in the local community, having worked on numerous developments and serving on several boards and member associations. He lived life to the fullest and treasured spending time with his family and friends. His infectious smile, hearty laughter and occasional mischievous look, often signaled a good time and he loved sharing those moments with others.
Bryon was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Claudia, and his brother John Richard.
Byron is survived by his partner, Virginia; his sons, Benjamin (Kristin), Bradley (Abby) and Bryce (Samantha) Baker; his sister, Aimee (Lane), brothers Clell (Janet) and Clate (Ann); his former spouse, Barbara; and his granddaughters, Daphne, Avery, and Olivia.
In honoring Byron’s wishes, there will not be a memorial service. The Baker family sincerely thanks everyone for their support and condolences. We kindly ask that in lieu of flowers or gifts, to please call or spend time with a loved one or friend, who may be going through a difficult time in his or her life.
"Dear family and friends of Mr Bake I am sorry for your loss.the death of a loved one can be very painful and weight heavily on our hearts,Very soon Jesus Christ will use his god given power to Bring back to life the ones fallen asleep in death (John 5:28,29)says "all those in he memorial tomb will here his voice and come out "He will resurrect them to a peaceful paradise earth (Psalms 37:9-11 & 29)May you all find comfort in these promises and the precious memories of your dearly beloved Byron knowing that one day soon we all will see the ones we loss in death again."
"Byron and I were classmates from Kindergarten through High School. Even though we lost touch over the years anytime we reconnected at a high school reunion the years between us melted away. I'll always miss you my old dear friend. Rest in Peace. Becky Harbaugh"
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Baker Family. We will always remember Byron's smile. We along with many others will miss Byron Baker dearly. Condolences from the Lamwersiek Family and the Campbell Family."
"There is a unique bond between a sister and a brother. Byron, I always believed in you even when you struggled. I knew your true heart. You had a deep love and connection with your family. I will forever miss you and what might have been. I love you."
"We are so very sorry for your family's loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Baker family. He will be deeply missed by the community and all who knew him."
"So sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to the Baker family."
"Byron and I were Graham Hall roommates at Mizzou and later housemates at 401 College Ave. We kept in touch over the years. He was a wonderful person, a very colorful person and also a very bright and competent fellow. A go to guy. His passing is a terrible shock. He will be missed by all who knew him well. RIP, Byron."
"Will never forget the great person Byron was. He was a shining light, that could always make you smile.
He will be missed."
"Byron, you will be missed as our Banker and dear friend. Our most sincere sympathy to his family. Rest in peace until we meet again."
"I have great memories of Bryon and I working together for his uncle one summer."
"Our deepest sympathy to all of Byron's family, we are so sorry for your loss...May God's light shine upon him and may he rest in peace. Betsy and Gary Muenks."
"As a second cousin from Oklahoma, I just met Byron in Linn last summer while researching Vogel and Granger relatives. He was so warm and welcoming to me and another cousin,Gretchen Granger Hartley. I'm so sorry we won't get to know each other better. My sincere condolences to his family."
"Prayers and thoughts for the Baker family. So sorry.. May he rest in peace. Alice and Fred Nilges"
"So very sorry for your loss. Byron was truly a great guy and will be missed. A very wonderful tribute. RIP Byron."
"We always thought a great deal of Byron and appreciated all he did for us. His help will be missed as well as him
Sharon has said many times that she was glad to have Byron as a cousin.
His great smile and the twinkle in his eye will remain part of our memory.
Our prays are with the family.
Love Sharon & Bob Davis"
"So very sorry for your loss... Having attended church with Byron & family, & babysat several times for the boys-you had a wonderful, kind, and compassionate father...he will forever be watching over you and yours. -Valerie (Gage) Martin"
"I met Byron thru his fiancé, Virginia. She is a great friend and I knew that Byron must be very special for her to be so in love with him. She told me how they met in college and lost touch but then reunited a few years ago. Byron and I had a few chances to visit, and I could see just how much he loved Virginia. I felt very welcome in their home, and Byron made me feel like an old friend to him as well as Virginia. I'm deeply saddened that their lives together couldn't have lasted many more years."
"I was fortunate to work with Bryon for over 25 years. He taught me a great deal over that period and I greatly enjoyed our time together. He loved working with his many customers and with his coworkers here, and the measure of his worth as a person is captured by the tremendous outpouring of concern and support that literally hundreds of people expressed for him as he recovered these past weeks. We grieve that he is no longer with us, but are comforted that he is now at peace. Our sincerest condolences from his Legends Bank family. -- John A. Klebba"
"Prayers to the Baker family. I remember Byron from school always smiling and lots of fun to be around. May he rest in peace."
"so sorry for your loss."
"A very befitting tribute to Byron. All so true... the infectious smile, mischievous nature and life of the party. We were good friends growing up and I know those traits well. My wife and I offer our sympathy, condolences and prayers for the family. God bless you! Alan Koch"
"To the boys and any families they have we are so sorry for your lose. Byron was a great guy, also a smile on his face. Could always tell how much he loved his family. He will be so missed. Lane & Sharon Herndon"
"Byron was a great friend who is already missed. I was drawn to his laughter, intelligence, and sense of adventure. (It also didn't hurt that when I needed money to buy toys, he worked at my hometown bank!) Being 20 years younger than him meant nothing to our friendship, other than I looked up to him. He was a great friend to all who knew him. Rest in peace Byron. - Patrick Jaegers"
"Byron always had a smile on his face, mischief in his eyes, and the life of a party. I have not been around him for years but my memories are a clear as day. I pray for his family."
"What a lovely sensitive tribute to Byron. He will be missed always."
"What a lovely sensitive tribute to Byron. He will be missed always."
"Byron will be missed by the whole Community. Blessing to the Family in this time of their loss."
"My sympathy to the entire Baker Family. So sorry."
"I grew up and graduated with Byron. We were active in many of the same things including sports, school, etc. and yes, the occasional mischievous plan. The smile and laugh will always be remembered. RIP Byron and prayers to family. Duke Pointer"
"I remember coming over to the house as a teen watching Brad and Bryce working on something. Byron was always around with a smile and laugh. I am very sorry for your loss and my prayers will be sent. HUGS! Nicci (Cocoa) Bouse"
"So sorry for your loss. Will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers."
"Very sorry to the Baker Family from the Haslag House. I've known Byron for a long time and he was a very community minded individual. Your family has a very interesting request....."Spend time with someone that you know is having difficulties in life". This is so very important....
Prayers for the family."
"So very very very sorry for all the Bakers! To his boys: Never ever doubt or forget the love he has for you. A Fathers love can never be broken."
"So very sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed. - Kristy Russell"
"I knew Byron when I was teaching in Linn. He was a great guy. I so enjoyed having his kids in class. So sorry for your lose.
"A beautiful tribute. We are so sorry for your loss. Martha and David Ray"
"You will be so missed"