Robert J. Baird, 87, of Wooster and formerly of Millersburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 at Glendora Care Center after a period of declining health.
Bob was born June 1, 1930 in Seville to the late Peter Jackson and Bertha “Nanny (Williamson) Baird and was a 1947 graduate of Westfield High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1950 – 1954 and was a member of the Seabees. On Sept. 17, 1955 he married the former Margaret “Peggy” Hatfield who preceded him in death on Jan. 10, 2017. Bob retired from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and had made his home near Millersburg for over 40 years. He was a member of Mt. Hope United Methodist Church and enjoyed target and skeet shooting.
Surviving are his children and their spouses, Bruce and Karen Baird of Marshallville, Brian and Carol Baird of Clark and Susan and Leander Schlabach of Millersburg; grandchildren, Calvin, Leah, Charity, Robert, Brian II, Elaine and Nicole; 4 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Lou “Toots” Oxenrider of Creston; a brother, Fred Baird of Medina; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sue and Joe Fleming of Creston and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, a grandson, Austin and a brother, Roy Baird.
Services will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with Pastor Christy Bowers officiating. Burial will be in Creston Maple Mound Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Hope United Methodist Church, 8079 Route 241, Mt. Hope, OH 44660
Bruce, Karen and family So sorry to see that your father has passed. I know he had brought joy in your life and will be greatly missed. May God give you comfort and peace as only He can God Bless Karen, Linda and Chris
You are in my prayers- so sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you on the passing of Bob. I remember the days of my youth and attending church together with all the Baird family. In fact I have an old picture hanging in my home of the church members and all the Baird Family are in that picture. Many good memories to hold fast in our hearts. May our Heavenly Father grant you peace and comfort until that great reunion day. In Jesus Love,