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William Royce Baker, age 76

William Royce Baker, 76, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away March 6, 2021. Bill was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on October 31, 1944.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Mary (Dowden) Baker; his brother Robert “Bobby” Baker; and daughter-in- law Elizabeth Baker.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years Sharon Baker; his children Todd Clifton, Bill Baker (Cricket), Tony Clifton (Erma), Brian Baker, Kevin Clifton; his grandchildren Justin Clifton (Brandy), Brandon Clifton, David Clifton, Chloe Clifton, Zoee Clifton, and Kyle Baker; his sister-in-laws Donna Harrison (Jim) and Carla Fugate (Allen); his mother-in-law Helen Foley and Father-in-law Carl Whitaker; his brother Chris Whitaker (Tammy); his caregiver Danette Burnett and a host extended family and friends.

Bill retired from the Insurance Service Office after 25 years of service. Bill Graduated from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, absolutely loved model railroading, the History channel, and space x. He will be missed by all that knew him. There are good men and great men and Bill was defiantly a great one.

Bill’s Family would like to thank Saline Memorial Hospice for their wonderful care. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Bill’s memory to Saline Memorial Hospice or The Alzheimer’s Foundation.

In light of the current health concerns, Bill’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend the service. Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, attendance will be regulated in accordance to Arkansas guidelines, all guests in attendance will be required to wear masks/facial coverings and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

Bill’s visitation will be on Friday March 12, 2021 at 10:00 AM with a memorial service at 11:00 AM at First Assembly of God NLR located at 4501 Burrow Dr. North Little Rock, AR 72116.

Services are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.


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  • Jackie Whittaker Posted March 8, 2021 7:02 PM

    He was for sure a great one!

  • Renea Harrod Posted March 8, 2021 7:20 PM

    Bill was loved and admired by all who knew him. Lee and I wouldn’t take anything for our time together , summer before last. Y’all’s picture is still on our refrigerator. What a great day together. Thank you for sharing him with us, Sharon. We love you and will miss him so much.

  • Mona Roache Harvey Posted March 8, 2021 8:53 PM

    Sharon & family; sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace. (GMAC Little Rock)

  • Jenny Pearrow Posted March 9, 2021 7:23 AM

    Uncle Bill, you will be missed. You always had me feel like family and had me smiling. We love you and our prayers go out to you Aunt Sharon and the Family.

  • Barbara McElroy Posted March 9, 2021 9:54 AM

    What a wonderful, sweet, funny man Bill was! He loved his wife and family so much and he will be missed every day.

  • Jennifer & Dan Dennis Posted March 9, 2021 1:56 PM

    Our hearts break for you and the family. Wonderful memories we will cherish of our fun times on our cruises as will cherish Bill’s friendship and love. Praying for you Sharon. Dan & I will miss Bill. We love you so much.

  • Tonya and Lulu Knight Posted March 9, 2021 6:21 PM

    Prayers hugs love

  • Bill Sosebee Posted March 10, 2021 8:54 AM

    Farewell my old childhood friend .

  • Jan Finch Posted March 10, 2021 5:18 PM

    So sorry for this family’s losses. Praying for peqce and comfort for the family.

  • Jack Clark Posted March 12, 2021 10:50 AM

    Bill aka “Willy” and “Reverend” by his colleagues at ISO was one of the finest men I’ve ever met or worked with. He was loyal to his friends, quick to laugh at a joke or tell one and always ready to help when someone was in a jam.I met Bill in 1989 when the ISO/FEMA flood program was initiated and made friends with him immediately. We went through many tough work times throughout the years but had some great times too. The world is a far lesser place without the Rev. in it. RIP Willy, We’ll see you when we too cross the river.

  • Keith and Terry Kellum Posted March 13, 2021 12:21 AM

    Sharon, love and prayers for you and your family. Bill will be greatly missed.

  • Barbara Curtis Posted March 15, 2021 10:54 AM

    Prayers for your peace!and comfort as only our Lord can give!!

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