Baird A. Wilson, 99.93, of Bellefontaine, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Logan Acres Care Center, Bellefontaine.
He was born on August 22, 1914 in Hardin County, Ohio to the late Willis H. and Hallie M. (Baird) Wilson.
On February 10, 1935 he married the former Pauline E. Rosebrook and she preceded him in death on February 26, 1969. On February 23, 1971 he married Lola Mae (Vance) Park and she preceded him in death on January 14, 1999. Also preceding him in death is a brother, Clifford Wilson; and two sisters, Katharine Butler and Flora Treadwell.
Surviving is his wife, Mable (Kinney) Watt Wilson, whom he married on May 10, 2009; daughters, Sharon D. (William) Wilson of Little River, SC and Brenda R. (Randy) Diurba of Warren, OH; three grandchildren, Jeff (Georgette) Wilson, Leigh Wilson both of Little River, SC, 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 Co-Op 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 will officiate a 2:00 pm service on Friday, August 1, 2014 at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine where friends may call two hours prior to the service. Burial will be 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 or Universal Home Health & Hospice, 701 S. Main St., Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.