Wayne Baker - Austin Funeral & Cremation Services

Wayne Baker

Born: March 12, 1952
Died: February 3, 2019
Current City: Franklin, Tennesse

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“Jan, so very sorry for your loss. You and your family have been in prayers. May God bless you and Brooke. Sincerely, Pat Officer..”

pat officer
Posted by: pat officer - Friend of jan (Kingston Springs, Tennessee) on Feb 08, 2019

“I knew Wayne for many years, he was always positive, friendly, and had nice things to say. It was a pleasure to be associated with Wayne, the world was a better place with him in it.”

Brent Thull
Posted by: Brent Thull - Friend (Branson, MO) on Feb 08, 2019

“Wayne was one of the most genuine and kind hearted person I have ever met. He was always there to talk when you needed, to help find solutions to opportunities, find common ground between opposing philosophies, and crack a joke to ease tension. He was the King of Swag because he was just so cool! He wanted the best for everyone. He would not sacrifice or compromise his love for others or how he believed people should be treated even when it could possibly be an easier route or provide greater self-material reward. Wayne did what was right and right by everyone! Wayne will forever be a part of the foundation of Wyndham Nashville. He has touched the lives of so many; it is hard to describe in words what he means to me and the team… even …. We will miss you and love you …. are not enough! Thank you Wayne for being you and for being the best example of, do more for others than you expect in return…. We are all better people for having you in our lives and forever in our hearts”

Robert Shepard
Posted by: Robert Shepard - Friend (Nashville, TN) on Feb 08, 2019

“Wayne and I met in Williamsburg VA in 1994. What an awesome person, leader and friend. We had many laughs together. He adored Jan and When Brooke came along, he was just giddy. What a awesome human being. He always made time for others and a consummate professional. He had a dry Witt about him that was second to none. There’s no doubt he will be sorely missed, and I know he is with the lord now, no question. He was an outstanding leader with Wyndham and one of the finest examples of a person I have ever known. God bless you my brother Rest In Peace. Your family is in our prayers. Sincerely, Jeff Myers~”

Jeff Myers
Posted by: Jeff Myers - Friend (Orlando, Fla) on Feb 07, 2019

“Wayne had a special way of bringing out the best in people. When I was in training Wayne shared his story of being in treatment and waiting in the lobby for his appointment. There he encountered a harpsichord player who was playing soothing music to ease the minds of patients. He called out “Free Bird” and she complied. What a guy. Loved and admired by many.”

Kate Metko
Posted by: Kate Metko - Coworker (Nashville, TN) on Feb 07, 2019

“Wayne holds a special place in my heart for his love and support during my husband's illness & passing. He will always be remembered as a caring, funny, and positive man who touched so many lives. RIP Wayne”

Rhonda Sellers-McDaniel
Posted by: Rhonda Sellers-McDaniel - Friend (Orlando, FL) on Feb 07, 2019

“Thanks to Dave Labelle for recruiting Wayne to come to work for Fairfield/Wyndham 30+ years ago. In my 38+ yrs with the company I have never worked with a more Trustworthy,Loyal,Caring, and Outstanding “Brand Ambassador”, that was always part of the solution in every roll he took on with the Company. He set a high standard with customers as well as all his friends and associates that would be very difficult for someone to match. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten by his friends, family and the Wyndham Nation.. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jan and I know Brooke will carry Wayne’s legacy forward and make him proud. Wilson Moore”

Wilson Moore
Posted by: Wilson Moore - Friend- Co-Worker (Orlando, Florida) on Feb 07, 2019

“I,too, am greatly saddened by the loss of this great man. Wayne was the calm on in the sales office, always smiling and giving positive remarks. He was easy to visit with, and had stories to share, but most of all he loved to talk about his family. I pray God will wrap his arms around Wayne’s family and give them comfort and extra love.”

Susan Horton
Posted by: Susan Horton - Co-worker Wyndham (Queen City, Texas) on Feb 06, 2019

“I'm very sorry to hear of the passing of "bucket-head". We know that in Christ, our separation is only temporary. Your family is in my prayers.”

Eric Dickey
Posted by: Eric Dickey - Nephew (Lynchburg, VA) on Feb 06, 2019

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of Wayne's family during this trying time. In all the years I knew him he was always a happy and gentle man who always had a smile and a friendly greeting for everyone he met. I will miss him very much.”

Holly Krzeminski
Posted by: Holly Krzeminski - work friend (Nashville, TN) on Feb 06, 2019

“Wayne was not only a co-worker he was a mentor, a friend, a wisdom sharer, comedienne and always there to give the best advice. I am so grateful to have known him and to have been guided to success by his ability to be so genuine, tough and kind all at the same time. There was never a dull moment and he always made me laugh. I will always treasure those times. My prayers to his family whom he lived dearly. May he rest peacefully. ~Destiny Payton Wyndham Nashville”

Destiny Payton
Posted by: Destiny Payton - Co-Worker (Nashville, TN) on Feb 06, 2019

“Prayers for Jan and Brooke and the family of Wayne. I know he was loved and will be missed.”

Michelle Roberts
Posted by: Michelle Roberts - friend (Nashville, TN) on Feb 06, 2019

“Wayne became my first little brother when I was 5. It didn't take long for him to catch up to me. We grew up during the best of times. Our family always close and our parents provided us 5 kids a great fun filled life. Wayne became my best friend as we became adults. We race motocross together, lived in the same neighborhoods and loved to party together. We sailed in the Caribbean on a 32ft long sailboat.We both became great parents to wonderful kids. The memories I have of our times together will never fade. Love and will always miss you Wayne. Thanks for the memories. . .”

Horner Baker
Posted by: Horner Baker - Big Brother (Virginia Beach, Virginia) on Feb 05, 2019