Obituary for William Baker

Obituary for William Baker

William Holland Baker, 67, of Manteo, NC died Friday, October 5, 2018, at Hock Family Pavilion, a Duke Hospice Facility in Durham, NC.

He was the father of Dr. Erin Baker of Ocracoke Health Center. 

Born in Huntington, WV on April 10, 1951, William was the son of the Jeane Sanderfur Baker and Paul Richard Baker. 

William served his country honorably in the United States Army. He would then retire from Verizon Wireless after 30 years of service. His love of surf fishing, carpentry and gardening lead him to become an active member of the Roanoke Island Community Garden and Beach Buggy Association. He was also a member of Roanoke Island Presbyterian Church. 

William is survived by his wife, Patricia C. Baker; two daughters, Erin Brie Baker of Ocracoke, NC and Michaela Anne Roach (Henry) of Winchester, VA; one son, Brent Holland Baker of Washington, DC; one granddaughter, Zoe Eleana Modlin of Ocracoke, NC; and two sisters, Bari Baker Sojack of Florida and Becky Baker Reymond of Kentucky.  

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at Roanoke Island Presbyterian Church. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Roanoke Island Community Garden, c/o Mano al Hermano, PO Box 776, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 or online at

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at


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