Mr. James O. Baird age 82 of Tazewell, TN was born February 14, 1935 and passed away October 30, 2017 at the Claiborne Medical Center. He was a member and Deacon of Blairs Creek Baptist Church. James enjoyed farming, gardening, woodworking, reading western novels and writing poetry.
He was preceded in death by his:
Parents: Wesley and Mary Ann Baird
Wife of 51 years: Doris Reba Baird
Brothers: Victor Baird, Lee Baird, Elbert Baird and Ben Baird
Sisters: Etta Carroll and Lillian Mallicoat
He is survived by his:
Wife: Eva Jane (Estep) Baird
Son: Larry Baird and wife Mary Jo
Daughter: Rita Diane Lane
Grandchildren: Chance Baird and wife Stacie
Wesley Baird and wife Kristi
Rita Danielle Branham and husband Jerry
Great Grandchildren: Chelsea Carmack and husband Josh, Damon Baird, Kaley Baird, Andrew Collins, Benjamin Collins, Wyatt Pritchard, Samuel Branham, Stanley Lane,
Aubrey Lane and Ian Robinson
Great-Great Grandchildren: Madison Carmack and Anna Carmack
Sisters: Hazel June Parker
Mildred Spradlin Ivey
Special friend and physician: Dr. George Day
Several nieces, nephews and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 5PM until 7PM with funeral services to follow at 7PM in the Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eddie Overholt officiating. Music will be provided by Barbara Hatfield and David Painter.
Graveside services will be conducted Friday, November 3, 2017 at 10AM in the Fairview Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Chance Baird, Wesley Baird, Damon Baird,
William Lane, Justin Estep and Gary Estep
Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family.