Bill Baize Obituary, Death – Bill Baize, an American Gospel vocalist who had been a member of JD Sumner & The Stamps Quartet from 1971 to 1976, passed suddenly unexpectedly on May 15 after a long and arduous battle with cancer. Baize had been a part of the quartet from 1971 until 1976. He has 76 years under his belt. Baize held a position in the industry that required him to work full-time from 1971 until 1976. Bill joined the group in 1971 and was a member until 1976, during which time he served as a member of the quartet. His tenure with the band lasted right up until the year 1976.
The group provided male backup vocals for Elvis Presley both in the recording studio and during live performances. Bill was the group’s tenor vocalist, and the group served in this capacity both in and out of the concert hall. Performances were given not only in the United States but also in a variety of other nations all around the world. Bill was not only a significant contributor to the band’s songwriting but also served as the lead vocalist. It was on October 28, 2017, in Quebec City, during an Elvis conference that I also attended that I had the opportunity to have my first conversation with Bill.
Elvis Presley served as the event’s host and presided over the gathering throughout its whole. On that particular day, he was such a gentleman, taking the time to talk to each and every individual and posing for an unlimited number of photographs in between the chats he was having with other people. He was a real pleasure to be around. My deepest condolences and prayers are with you, Bill, in the earnest hope that you may one day be able to experience a sense of tranquility and contentment in your life.