Buddy James Baker (BJ) was born on December 29, 1973 to Peggy Berry Kilburn and Lawrence Baker Sr. in Austin, Texas. He departed this life on July 11, 2018. He accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age.
As a child he excelled in Academics and Football, graduating from Glen Rose High School with honors. He went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics from Rice University in Houston, Texas. He was a dedicated employee with Sterling Affairs Events for 11 years. BJ was a hard worker and was continuously passionate about helping his family and others. He always put others first. He was loved by his family and friends. He loved to bowl, had a loud voice and big smile to match. He will truly be missed!
He is preceded in death by his brother Lawrence Baker Jr., his sister Lorie Ann Baker, both maternal and paternal grandparents, and his aunt Bettie Crooks. He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother Peggy Kilburn; his father Lawrence Baker Sr. and brothers Randy Baker and Remington Kilburn; sisters, Stephanie Maxwell (Greg), Tracey Baker and Megan Kilburn;
nephews, Randy Manor, Taron Ward, Greg Maxwell II and Johnnie Hunt; nieces, Randnesha Gentry, Brittney Maxwell and Lorie Hunt; stepdad Steve Kilburn, special cousins Julie Crooks, Shannon Cortez and Brandon and Averie Rollins; special aunt Louise Brown and many other aunts, uncles and cousins and friends.
Service entrusted to Dr. Barry J. W. Franklin, CFSP and A Life Celebration by Franklin, Taylor, Texas