Baird A. Wilson

Wilson-Baird OBIT

Baird A. Wilson, 99.93, of Bellefontaine, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Logan Acres Care Center, Bellefontaine. 

He was born in Hardin County on Aug. 22, 1914, to the late Willis H. and Hallie M. Baird Wilson. 

On Feb. 10, 1935, he married the former Pauline E. Rosebrook and she preceded him in death Feb. 26, 1969. He married Lola Mae Vance Park on Feb. 23, 1971, and she preceded him in death Jan. 14, 1999. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford Wilson; and two sisters, Katharine Butler and Flora Treadwell. 

Surviving are his wife, Mable (Kinney) Watt Wilson, whom he married May 10, 2009; daughters, Sharon D. (William) Wilson of Little River, S.C., and Brenda R. (Randy) Diurba of Warren; three grandchildren, Jeff (Georgette) Wilson and Leigh Wilson, both of Little River, S.C., and Kristi (Brad) Schrimpf of Jefferson City, Mo.; four great-grandchildren, Sarah and Matt Wilson and Tyler and Jacob Schrimpf; and several nieces and nephews. 

Baird grew up on a farm near Mt. Victory in Hardin County and later moved to Huntsville, where he graduated from Huntsville High School and for several years, was the oldest member of his graduating class. In 1953, the family moved to the West Liberty area, where he farmed for many years. 

From 1961 to 1985 — 24 years — he served on the board of the Logan County Cooperative Power and Light. He was a member of the Huntsville United Presbyterian Church and was a 4-H leader. He loved to farm and was a hard worker. 

Pastor Ben Beres officiates a service at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where calling is two hours prior. Burial is in the Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Huntsville United Presbyterian Church, 6490 Fruit St., Huntsville, OH 43324; and Universal Home Health & Hospice, 701 S. Main St., Bellefontaine, OH 43311. 

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