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 John William “Tots” Baird

John William “Tots” Baird

Birth
Mira, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 10 Jan 2000 (aged 86)
Dumas, Moore County, Texas, USA
Burial Mobeetie, Wheeler County, Texas, USA
Plot Sec 4 Row 18
Memorial ID 23593800 · View Source
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DUMAS - J.W. "Tots" Baird, 86, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Morrison Funeral Directors Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Scott Willingham, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Additional services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Briarwood Church at Pampa with the Rev. Gene Allen, retired pastor of the Assembly of God in Pampa, and the Rev. Lynn Hancock, pastor of Briarwood Church, officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the Mobeetie Cemetery at Mobeetie.

Mr. Baird was born in Mira, La. He had been a longtime Pampa resident before moving to Dumas four years ago. He was a carpenter and a member of First Baptist Church. He also was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 1381 and the Scottish Rite.

Mr. Baird married Bessie McAvoy Gober in 1995 at Dumas. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jessie Lea Baird, in 1985; and by a daughter, Sharon Kay Baird, in 1953.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Barbara Bruce of Pampa; two sons, Jim Baird of Clarendon and Buster Baird of Topeka, Kan.; four sisters, Mary Christian of Grapevine, Lois Moore of Winnsboro, Helen White of Mission and Dula Burress of Garland; a stepdaughter, VaLoise Savage of Lubbock; two stepsons, William Gober of Houston and Charles Gober of Amarillo; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to Memorial Hospice, 224 E. Second Ave., Dumas, TX 79029.

The family will be at 1224 Beard.


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  • Created by: Dale Corcoran
  • Added: 28 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23593800
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John William “Tots” Baird (9 May 1913–10 Jan 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23593800, citing Mobeetie Cemetery, Mobeetie, Wheeler County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Dale Corcoran (contributor 46957095) .