William Baker

William Perry "Buddy" Baker

1940 - 2022

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William Perry “Buddy” Baker, Jr., 81, of Morgantown, passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2022 at his home. He was born on February 29, 1940, son of the late Dr. William Perry and Irene (Kersey) Baker, Sr. in Richmond, VA. After graduating ROTC from West Virginia University, he served as an infantry officer at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. He worked as a certified Pharmaceutical Representation for 35 years and was recognized as a top salesman in his region. Buddy was known as an avid golfer and he was a longtime member of the Pines Country Club. He loved WVU football and basketball and he was a dedicated MHS supporter. After retirement, he volunteered at Meals on Wheels, worked as a mentor for the WVU Athletic Department, and served on the board at the Pines Country Club. Buddy was survived by two children and their spouses, Dr. William “Bill” Baker and his wife, Kelly Gossard Baker and Dr. Melanie Baker Rogers and her husband, Marc Rogers; grandchildren, Owen, Reilly, Elliott, Matthew and Mikala; sister Jenny Lou Buttermore and her husband, John. In addition to his parents, Buddy was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Lenora “Mickey” Baker. Due to COVID-19 and its variants, the family requests all guests to maintain social distancing and wear a mask. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Morgantown High School Athletic Boosters, P.O. Box 4413, Morgantown, WV 26504. Friends and family will be received at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce Street, Morgantown, on Saturday, January 8, 2022, for the funeral service at 3 p.m., with Pastor Rich Schimansky officiating. Interment will take place at East Oak Grove Cemetery at a later time. Send condolences online at www.hastingsfuneralhome.com
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Funeral Service

3:00 pm
Saturday, January 8, 2022
Hastings Funeral Home
153 Spruce St.
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States