Veteran for obit copyJames F. Baird, 87, of Arcanum, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at 7:20 a.m. at Dayton VA Medical Center Hospice Unit.  He was born December 7, 1928 in Albion, Mich. the son of the late Charles & Grace (Bolen) Baird.

He was a sergeant in the United States Marine Corp serving in the Korean War.  He and his wife were the owner/operators of Bairds Floor Covering in Arcanum.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Harry, Jake, & Dale Baird; and sister, Lulu Klingshirn

He is survived by his wife, Betty (Campbell) Baird of Arcanum; son, Jeff Baird of Union City; numerous, nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews, great great nieces, and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, with Rev. John Wiltshire officiating.  Family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.  Veteran’s services will be conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard.  Memorial contributions may be made to Arcanum Rescue.

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