In Memory

Billy Paul Baker, Jr. - Class Of 1968

Billy Paul Baker, Jr.

Billy Paul Baker, Jr.

July 6, 1949 - November 4, 2010

Billy Paul Baker, Jr, 61, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, November 4, 2010.
Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Glen Rose at 10:00am on Monday, November 8th. His burial will follow at 3:00pm at Oplin Cemetery in Oplin, Tx. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Billy was born in Batesville, Arkansas on July 6, 1949.
He is remembered for an exceptionally meritorious career with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as the Park Superintendent at Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose. This service of over 37 years has included respected roles in law-enforcement, search and rescue, and numerous community organizations. His dedication to the citizens of Glen Rose and the State of Texas was second only to his love for his wife and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Aileen Dickson and Billy Baker Sr., and his sister, Martha Smith, and brother, Michael Welch.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Pam Baker of Glen Rose, his son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Credence Baker of Stephenville, his sister and brother-in-law, Debra and Pete Higgins of Dublin, and his sister-in-law, Paula Baugus of Abilene.
Wiley Funeral Home
Glen Rose, 254-897-2288 

Nov. 10, 2010 - Hundreds pay tribute to Billy Paul Baker, the 'heart and soul' of Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, Texas

Like the dinosaurs that once roamed around Glen Rose, Billy Paul Baker Jr. left some big footprints behind.

The longtime park superintendent of Dinosaur Valley State Park passed away peacefully in his home last Thursday after a long illness. He was 61.

Dinosaur Valley State Park Video

Billy Paul Baker is in the above video.