George Franklin Baird Jr.

March 1, 1947October 7, 2012

George Franklin Baird, Jr. of Oklahoma City blasted off for the last time on October 7th, 2012 due to medical complications. He was 65. He is survived by his wife, Mary Howard-Baird, his son, James Baird, his daughter, Catherine Baird, his brother, Charles Baird. Born on March 1st, 1947 to George and Elizabeth Baird, he spent his childhood feigning innocence in Butler, Pennsylvania and Bound Brook, New Jersey. In 1974, he graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and a burning desire to roll 1s and 0s around the insides of those new-fangled computer thingies. After 32 years of patient service, Frank retired from the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Data Services Division. He kept his office stapler. His many interests included storytelling, practicing Tai Chi, playing chess, supporting our troops, substitute teaching, and reading science fiction. A life long student, he enjoyed studying mathematics, music, and Japanese language and culture. Throughout his long, life Frank was active with many organizations including, Pershing Rifles at the University of Oklahoma, the Boy Scouts of America, Japanese American Society, Bonsai Society, The Society for Creative Anachronism, The National Rifle Association, and Mensa. Such was the life of George Franklin Baird, Jr., a true modern renaissance man. Donations to the following organizations in the name of George Franklin Baird, Jr. are appreciated: Free to Live, P.O. Box 5884 Edmond, OK 73083-5884, (405) 282-8617, Pets and People, 701 Inla Avenue Yukon, OK 73099, (405) 350-7387, United Service Organization (USO), 1-888-484-3876,


  • Funeral Service Friday, October 12, 2012
  • Graveside Service Friday, October 12, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, October 11, 2012

George Franklin Baird Jr.

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October 15, 2012

My thoughts and prayers for you and your family during this time. I worked with Frank; he always sort of intimidated me though.. LOL. I could not tell when he was being serious or being tricky.... Take care.. Priscilla Martin

Tim Clegg

October 14, 2012

I remember several great times with Frank and Catherine. We took trips hiking and went to several WWF events back in the day. Thank you for so much! Much love to Catherine and Family! Tim Clegg your former neighbor.

Debbie J Smith

October 12, 2012

Mary, James, and Catherine
I was saddened to learn of Frank's death. I worked many rewarding years with Frank and always found him to be most thoughtful. Death leaves a heartache others can never heal; love leaves a memory others can never steal. Always enjoy your wonderful memories.

October 12, 2012

Sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for your family. Sharon Harris

Frank Hubble

October 12, 2012

My condolences, my Fair Queen Baird. The obit was the most joyful my wife and I have ever read. Did you come up with that or was it a joint venture? (I'm sure you are still in touch with Frank on a daily basis.)
What a sight it must have been when the OU police came to the fifth floor of the parking garage while Frank was practicing Tai Chi and asked him what was going on.
Frank was my mentor in many ways. His humor immense and his knowledge beyond bounds. I've missed him for years and will for years to come. Stay strong my love.

Scott Davis

October 12, 2012

May you find strength and comfort from family and friends and share hope that we wil see him again.

Scott Davis

October 12, 2012

I'm sorry to hear of Frank's passing and the loss to his family. Frank was a great guy with many interests. He was not afraid to do his own thing. He was quite smart and had a great wit. He will be missed.

Billy Shatswell

October 11, 2012

Our hearts go out to you in this time of loss. Billy, Sharril, and Jessica Shatswell

Betsy Howard

October 10, 2012

Frank was always very interesting to talk to. I'm glad my sister had 15 happy years with him. He will be missed by all who loved and cared for him.

Roy & Sara Fenstermaker

October 10, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Aunt Sara & Uncle Roy