Wendel Don Baird

October 16, 1932November 30, 2012

Wendel Don Baird, 80, of Odessa passed away November 30, 2012. He was born October 16, 1932 to Sidney and Lucile Baird in Dodson, Texas.

He grew up in Collinsworth County and married the love of his life, Ruth Bryant in 1950. They moved to Odessa and he went to work as a pipeliner. For the last 25 years he worked in the family business, Bulldog Iron & Metal with his son, Wes. Don was a life time member of the Masonic Lodge; he was a 32nd degree Mason. He was a Southern Baptist. He and Ruth were devoted to family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Ruth; brother; W. C. Baird; sister, Patsy Boyett

He is survived by his son, Wes Baird of Odessa; Daughters, Pam Ross and husband, Kenney of Big Spring, TX., Debra Solis of Charlotte, NC., Brother, Gene Baird of Kerrville, TX., Sister; Dorothy McGill of Wellington TX., 10 Grandchildren and 17 Great Grandchildren.

Family and friends will gather at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Frank W. Wilson Chapel with Emmett Barnard officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Randy Boyett, Eric Ross, Jeremy Bass, Tristan Ross, Howard Patterson, and Gordon Ervin.

Services are entrusted to Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 6, 2012

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Alma Kitchens

December 22, 2012

I got your card today Pam and I am so sorry I did not know of your Don's passing. I went out to see him last week and thought since there was no answer maybe he was at a doctor appointment. I had no idea. My heart goes out to you kids and your families. My Don passed away June 18th so they were not far apart. They can have a big family reunion and another one when we get there. I love you guys so much let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

Sandy White

December 6, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

December 6, 2012

Our sympathy and prayers goes out to the family. You are all special to us. Love Punkin, Donnie & The Reeves Family

James &Tracy Riggs

December 5, 2012

we will miss you you was the only grandpa our kids had thank you for that we are truly blessd to have had you in our life

James & Tracy Riggs

December 5, 2012

you will be truly missed you will always be in our hearts thank you for all you and ruth did for me and my family the world lost a great man but heaven gaind a great angel your family will always be in our prayrs we will miss you

robbie gray burruss

December 5, 2012

our prayers r with family and everyone involved...