James R. Baird, 79, Roachdale, died Monday at Danville Rehabilitation Center.
Born at Roachdale, he was the son of Clifford and Olive B. (Everman) Baird.
He graduated from Roachdale High School in 1945 and served in the U. S. Navy as a hospital corpsman in WW II. He worked as a carpenter for 10 years and owned and operated a grocery store for 12 years and farmed for 46 years. He was a member of the American Legion at Russell-ville.
He married Betty J. Rady on June 5, 1970 at Roachdale. She survives.
Also surviving are three brothers, Joe Baird and wife Ida May, Russellville, David Baird, Roachdale, and Robert Baird and wife Carol, New Market; and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Servies and Morgan Funeral Home, Roachdale. Burial will be in Roachdale Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to serviesmorgan @link2000.net.