|Birth: ||Jan. 17, 1932|
St. Louis County
|Death: ||Apr. 23, 2004|
Born to Kay Baird (1909-2000) & Maybelle Witherspoon Baird (1911-2001). Kay married Billie Jean Kelley (1934-). Three children.
From the Amarillo Globe-News, May 4, 2004:
IRVING - Kay Baird, 72, died Friday, April 23, 2004.
Graveside services were at Bear Creek Cemetery in Euless. Memorial services were Monday in Grapevine. Arrangements were by Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home.
Mr. Baird was born Jan. 17, 1932, at St. Louis. He graduated from Amarillo High School and attended Texas Tech University. He was one of the founders of the Texas Tech Chapter of Phi Delta Theta. He and his wife, Billie J. Kelley Baird, were married 49 years.
Kay was a pioneer and leader in the financial services industry for more than 45 years. Kay graduated in the first class of certified financial planners from the College for Financial Planning in Denver. Among his other achievements, he served for seven years with the International Association for Financial Planning (IAFP) as director, secretary, vice president, president and chairman of the board. His leadership directly caused the association to set plans and procedures for future growth and to continue the tradition of excellence for over 10,500 members at that time.
From 1974 to 1977, Mr. Baird served on the board of directors and as national sales manager for Financial Service Corporation. In 1982, Kay chaired the first World Congress of Financial Planning in Monte Carlo that was attended by over 400 financial planners from 17 different countries. From 1982 to 1990, Mr. Baird served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Source International, a company with 450 financial planners located in 30 states.
Later, he was a director of financial planning for employees of a Fortune 500 company. A former member of Lions International and an ordained deacon, he had been the national president of the International Association of Financial Planners. He was a member of Fellowship Church in Grapevine.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Richard; and a son-in-law, John Curry.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Pam Curry and Paula Tsioumas and her husband, Kostas, all of Flower Mound; a son, Rick Baird and wife, Karen, of Flower Mound; a brother, Robert Baird and wife, Ann, of Springfield, Mo.; nine grandchildren, Kelley, Ashley, Kayla, Dimitri, Billy, Sotiris, Lance, Madison and Jagger; and two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Doyle and Inez Kelley of Houston and Rodney and Zelda Williams of Fort Worth.
Kay Baird (1909 - 2000)
Maybelle Witherspoon Baird (1911 - 2001)
Kay Hugh Baird (1932 - 2004)
Richard D Baird (1938 - 1952)*
Bear Creek Cemetery
Maintained by: Dawn Kelley
Originally Created by: DonZas
Record added: May 02, 2004
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