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1935 LEDFORD 2016


October 7, 1935 — January 12, 2016

Ledford Baird, age 80, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at his home in Pine Knot, Kentucky, with his family by his side.


Mr. Baird was a retired school teacher from the McCreary County Schools where he taught for 33 years and three years in Ohio prior to that.  He was a member of the East Pine Knot Tabernacle Church since 1959.  He taught Sunday School for several years.  He was a member of the Big South Fork Beekeepers Association and enjoyed raising honeybees, farming and fishing.


He was born in at Creekmore, Kentucky, on October 7, 1935, the son of the late Joseph Fletcher and Myrtle Mae (Gilreath) Baird.  Besides his parents, he is preceded in death two sisters: Iva Josephene Baird and Laura Esther Baird.


Surviving family include his wife Thelma Jean (Jeffers) Baird whom he married December 26, 1958.  To that marriage was born five children:  Terry Lee Baird (deceased), Doris June (and Jim) Williams of Strunk, Kentucky, Beverly Kay (and Jay) McKnight of Strunk, Barry Lynn (and Marilyn) Baird of Pine Knot, and Roger Allen (and Sharon) Baird of Nancy, Kentucky.  He has one surviving sister, Shirley Fay (and Verlin) Lay of Strunk, three brothers: Fred (and Eileen) Baird of Pine Knot, Clyde (and Frances) Baird of Milford, Ohio and Alvin (and Sue) Baird also of Milford, seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, two great grandchildren and three step great grandchildren.


Funeral services:  1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2016, with Rev. William Kilby and Bro. Harold Baird.

Burial:  Hayes Creek Cemetery

Visitation:  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Friday, January 15, 2016

Pine Knot Funeral Home assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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