Byron Paul Baker
Byron Paul Baker, 62, of, Linn, Missouri, passed away on October 24, 2016. He was born on February 1,1954 in Jefferson City to Clarence and Claudia (Ferguson) Baker.
Byron grew up in Linn and graduated from Linn High School in 1972. After high school he attended college at the University of Missouri in Columbia. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics, with a minor in Finance, upon his graduation in 1976.
After college, Byron began his career in the banking industry, first working at Millikin National Bank and then First National Bank, respectively located in Decatur and Belleville, Illinois. Byron returned to Linn in 1985, where he worked at Legends Bank for 31 years as Senior Vice President.
Byron was very active in the local community, having worked on numerous developments and serving on several boards and member associations. He lived life to the fullest and treasured spending time with his family and friends. His infectious smile, hearty laughter and occasional mischievous look, often signaled a good time and he loved sharing those moments with others.
Bryon was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Claudia, and his brother John Richard.
Byron is survived by his partner, Virginia; his sons, Benjamin (Kristin), Bradley (Abby) and Bryce (Samantha) Baker; his sister, Aimee (Lane), brothers Clell (Janet) and Clate (Ann); his former spouse, Barbara; and his granddaughters, Daphne, Avery, and Olivia.
In honoring Byron’s wishes, there will not be a memorial service. The Baker family sincerely thanks everyone for their support and condolences. We kindly ask that in lieu of flowers or gifts, to please call or spend time with a loved one or friend, who may be going through a difficult time in his or her life.