William Holland Baker

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

Born in Huntington, WV on April 10, 1951, he 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 and Michaela Anne Roach (Henry) of Winchester, Va.; one son, Brent Holland Baker of Washington, D.C.; one granddaughter, Zoe Eleana Modlin of Ocracoke; and two sisters, Bari Baker Sojack of Florida and Becky Baker Reymond of Kentucky.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 20 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 www.manoalhermano.org/roanoke-island-community-garden-new/.

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

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