Joseph S. Baird

Friday, March 29, 2013

Joe Baird, 88, of Russellville, died Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Hendricks Regional Hospital.

He was the oldest son of Clifford and Olive Everman Baird.

He married Ida May Burk Clodfelter on Feb. 16, 1952. She preceded him in death on Oct. 7, 2009.

A graduate of Roachdale High School, he was a World War II Navy air crewman.

He worked as a mechanic and farm equipment salesman. He was one of the original members of the Russellville Volunteer Fire Department.

He is survived by son Doug (Teresa) Baird, daughter Sara (Jim) Williams, grandchildren Natalie and Ethan Baird and brother Bob (Carol) Baird.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, infant daughter Cindy and brothers Jim and David Baird.

Cremation was chosen with graveside services and burial of ashes at Russellville Cemetery at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Russellville Volunteer Fire Dept. or the Russellville Community Center.

Machledt and Servies Funeral Home at Waveland is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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