Billy Joe Baker died at his home on November 8, 2012. Born in Cotton Plant on February 14, 1951, he was 61. He was the son of L. R. Baker and Glenna Burt Baker.
Survivors are his wife. Paula Baker; mother, Glenna Baker of Wilburn; children, Stephanie Hodgson of Heber Springs and Joseph Baker of Pangburn; siblings, Francis Eason of Pangburn, L. R. Baker Jr. of Kempner, Texas, Karen Siler of Wilburn, Earl Baker of Orangeville, Ill. and William Baker of Wilburn; five grandchildren; 59 nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
A memorial service was held on November 13 at 10 a.m. at the West Pangburn Church by Rev. Kenneth Rolland Jr. The family request memorials to Christian Health Center PMB #233, 501 West Main Street, Heber Springs, AR 72543