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Gerald William Baker, Sr.

June 23, 1939 ~ September 15, 2022 (age 83)
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Mr. Gerald William Baker, Sr. affectionally known as “Bill” or “Pop” passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at Tidal Health PRMC in Salisbury, MD.  He was 83 years old.  

Bill was born on June 23, 1939, in Dagsboro, DE to the late William W. Baker, Jr. and Ruth Donaway Baker.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife Janet Wharton Baker, his second wife Judith Ann, as well as his sister June Powell.  

He retired from Perdue Farms where he worked as a truck driver for many years.   During his career he also drove for Showell Poultry. Bill was a dedicated, lifetime member of the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and the Baltimore Orioles, especially Cal Ripken Jr.  

Bill had four children, Crystal L. LaCourt (deceased), Lesa R. Handy (Rodney), Gerald William Baker II (Marge), and Timothy E. Baker (Dawn), and two bonus sons (Jimmy Draper (Andrea) & Elwood Wharton (Vicki)), one bonus daughter (Christine Wharton), eight grandchildren (Vincent LaCourt (Erika), Stacey Baker, Jeremey Baker, Jerry LaCourt (Amanda), Frank Harris (Bernice), Bradley Harris, Brooke Zwiebel (Matthew), & Madison Baker), six bonus grandchildren (Breanna Wharton, Andrea Richardson, Erika Seward-Wharton, Elyse Salas (Chris), Jacob Draper & Josiah Draper), and six great grandchildren (Laila Carrero (deceased), Kayla LaCourt, Reagan Brown, Tessa LaCourt, Christopher LaCourt, & Jackson Harris).  

He is also survived by nieces, nephews, bonus great grandchildren, extended family and friends.  

Interment will be private.  

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Bill’s memory to the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 128, Dagsboro, DE  19939.

Arrangements provided by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, DE.  

Letters of condolence may be emailed via  www.watsonfh.com

 

 

 

 

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Services

Private Interment

DAGSBORO REDMENS MEMORIAL CEMETERY
IRON BRANCH ROAD
DAGSBORO, DE 19939

Donations

DAGSBORO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
PO BOX 128, DAGSBORO DE 19939

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