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Kraft Funeral Service

708 East Spring Street, New Albany, IN

OBITUARY

James A. Baird

April 7, 1941June 29, 2020

James A. Baird, 79, of New Albany, passed away June 29, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 7, 1941 in Lafollette, Tennessee to the late Ted and Mary Hatfield Baird. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, New Albany and was retired from Bruce Fox Inc. He was an avid bowler, fisherman and was very active volunteer in his church.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by sister, Christine Jackson and Hazel Melton; and brothers, Carl Baird and Charles Baird.

James is survived by his wife of 45 years Shirley Nelson Baird; children, Donald (Debbie) Baird, Ronald (Robin) Baird, Tamala Baird and Tracy (Arvin) Roberts; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one brother, John (Martha) Baird; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial Mass will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 415 East Eighth Street, New Albany, Indiana.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to American Cancer Society or Hosparus of Southern Indiana.

Friends and family may leave condolences to the family at www.kraftfuneralservice.net

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Mass

    Saturday, July 4, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Inurnment

Memories

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Shelley W

July 7, 2020

Jim was my neighbor and such a kind, thoughtful, generous man. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Mary Pettit

July 2, 2020

We will miss Jim. His presence every Sunday morning was a joy as we entered church. Thanks for sharing Jim with us. Our prayers are with your family.

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