Linda Roberts Baker: Billy Roy Baker

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Linda Roberts Baker departed this life on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at the age of 75 years, 11 months, and 12 days. She was born in Lexington, Mississippi, on January 21, 1946, the daughter of the late Bob and Inez White Roberts. On October 3, 1973, she was united in marriage to “Billy” Roy Baker.

Linda was self-employed as the owner of a salvage grocery for five years in Clifton, Tennessee, worked in childcare in Clifton, Tennessee since 1989, and formerly worked at Southern Funeral Home as a secretary for ten years in Lexington, Mississippi. She was a member of Riverview Baptist Church in Savannah, Tennessee, the Eastern Star Association, and a Charter Member in Lexington, Mississippi. Linda enjoyed her koi fish pond, nature, especially birds, and cooking. Most of all she loved her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, “Billy” Roy Baker of Clifton, Tennessee; daughters, Tammie Baker Seltzer and her husband Tom of Clifton, Tennessee and Stacy Baker Shutt and her husband Wesley of Savannah, Tennessee; brother, Maurice Roberts of Biloxi, Mississippi; sisters, Deborah King and her husband Jerry of Summerville, Missouri, Janet Rogers of Columbia, Mississippi, and Jean Spring and her husband Ken of McComb, Mississippi; grandchildren, Hillary Ray and her husband Jesse, Karlie Seltzer, Grady Seltzer, and Chesney Baker; and great-grandchildren, Kaydence Ray, Scarlett Ray, and Madelynn Ray.

In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her brother, Malcolm Roberts.

For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Butterfly Foundation, PO Box 212, Waynesboro, TN 38485 in Billy and Linda’s honor.

Services were held on January 5, 2022 at 1:00 PM at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Savannah in Savannah, Tennessee, with Allen Guyer and Tracy Love officiating. Burial followed in the Clifton Cemetery at Clifton, Tennessee.


“Billy” Roy Baker departed this life on January 2, 2022 in Savannah, Tennessee at the age of 73 years, 9 months, and 17 days. He was born on March 16, 1948, the son of the late George Ira and Daisy Bell Killebrew Baker. On October 3, 1973, he was united in marriage to Linda Roberts, who preceded her husband in death on January 2, 2022.

Mr. Baker worked for American Commercial Barge Lines for 38 years and was a Chief Engineer. He was a member of Riverview Baptist Church in Savannah, Tennessee. “Billy” enjoyed his motorcycle, watching events with his children and grandchildren, and music, especially Classic Country and Classic Rock & Roll. He was also an avid woodworker and did carpentry work.

He is survived by his daughters, Tammie Baker Seltzer and her husband Tom of Clifton, Tennessee and Stacy Baker Shutt and her husband Wesley of Savannah, Tennessee; sisters, Mary Lee Estes of Zackary, Louisiana and Irine Martin of Southaven, Mississippi; grandchildren, Hillary Ray and her husband Jesse, Karlie Seltzer, Grady Seltzer, and Chesney Baker; and great-grandchildren, Kaydence Ray, Scarlett Ray, and Madelynn Ray.
  

In addition to his parents and wife, “Billy” was preceded in death by his sisters, Jo, Jean, Betty, Faye, and Patsy; and brothers, John, Wesley, George, Chester, Paul, and James.

Services were held on January 5, 2022 at 1:00 PM at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Savannah in Savannah, Tennessee, with Allen Guyer and Tracy Love officiating. Burial followed in the Clifton Cemetery at Clifton, Tennessee.

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