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In Memory of

James W. Baird

October 30, 1936 - March 11, 2017

Obituary


James Wommack Baird, 80, of Tallahassee, FL. passed away on Saturday, March 11 in Tallahassee, FL. He was surrounded by his loving family.

A viewing will be held from 5-7PM on March 17th at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home on Riggins Road.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30pm, Saturday March 18th at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home. Father John Cayer of Co-Cathedral of Saint Thomas More will be officiating the service. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Jacksonville, FL.

James "Jim" Wommack Baird was born Mount Pleasant, Texas to Odis Merrill Baird...

James Wommack Baird, 80, of Tallahassee, FL. passed away on Saturday, March 11 in Tallahassee, FL. He was surrounded by his loving family.

A viewing will be held from 5-7PM on March 17th at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home on Riggins Road.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30pm, Saturday March 18th at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home. Father John Cayer of Co-Cathedral of Saint Thomas More will be officiating the service. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Jacksonville, FL.

James "Jim" Wommack Baird was born Mount Pleasant, Texas to Odis Merrill Baird and Emma Louise Wommack on October 30, 1936. He went to school at Fort Worth, Texas. Jim married Cynthia Craig on September 6th, 1959 in Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated from Florida State University in 1964 and was a lifelong FSU fan. Jim began his professional career teaching at Leon High School in Tallahassee. He went on to work at the Florida Department of Insurance for 38 years before retiring. He proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean War and served from 1954 through 1958. Seaman James W. Baird was stationed on the carriers USS Saratoga (CV-3) and USS Forrestal (CV-59).

Jim was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed the many lakes around Tallahassee. He was a proud member of the Capital City Bass Busters fishing club and enjoyed catching many trophy bass over the years. He also loved golf and was a dedicated Florida State Seminoles fan, having held season football tickets for many years.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of nearly 58 years Cynthia Craig Baird, his daughter and son-in-law Lisa Baird-Conklin and Tom Conklin, his son Edwin Baird. He is also survived by his 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, James Morse, Brian Morse, James Lee Baird, Lorianne Baird, Mary Morse, Lindsay Baird, Ethan James Morse, Aroxie Cynthia Morse and Patrick Jonathan Morse.