Paul Baird

April 6, 1926June 10, 2011

Paul Jack Baird passed away peacefully on Friday, June 10, 2011 surrounded by his family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Paul was born to Homer and Myrtle Baird on April 6, 1926 in White Oak, Arkansas (Lawrence County).

Paul married Eula J. Lingo on December 26, 1952 and they moved to Ventura County in 1954. Upon arrival in Ventura County, Paul worked as a tractor operator for the Edwards Ranch in Santa Paula and then was the operator of Paul’s Chevron (Arco) for over 40 years in El Rio and during his retirement years worked as a delivery person for Saticoy Auto Parts. He was a member of El Rio Baptist Church for many years and Ventura Baptist Church since 1981 where he served as a Trustee and Greeter.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife Eula, on December 2, 2008; parents Homer and Myrtle Baird; brother, Howard Baird; and sisters Zelma Francis Baird and Thelma Smith. He is survived by his daughters Patricia D. Greene, Harrison, Michigan, Paula J. Cabral (Tony), son Robert J. Baird (Jennifer), granddaughter, Ashley, grandson, Justin, all of Ventura, California and sister Anita J. Pickens (Bob), Concord, California and numerous beloved nieces, nephews and friends.

The family would like to thank the Emergency Room and sixth floor nursing staff of Community Memorial Hospital and the staff of the Venturan and Assisted Home Care for their loving care and support.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Charles Carroll Funeral Home located at 15 Teloma in Ventura.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Friday, June 24th at Ventura Baptist Church located at 5415 Ralston Street with Rev. Lewis McClendon officiating. Burial will follow at Ivy Lawn Cemetery.


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Terry Westberg

July 8, 2011

~Niece of Shelby & Florence Lingo~

Dave Warbritton

June 30, 2011

Love love love Papa Paul. After moving to Ventura he became my surrogate papa. He was always excited to see me and made me feel welcomed when I went to see him and Eula. We shared a similar background being from Arkansas and Texas respectively. He and Eula loved Jesus and shared his love with others. I'm thankful that I get to enjoy their legacy through my good friends Robert and Paula and Ashley. Love you guys. We will see you again Papa Paul, praise God!

Chad Harman

June 24, 2011

Robert, Paula, Patti, Ashley and the rest of the family our thoughts and prayers are with you. Uncle Paul was such a kind and loving man. I thank him for introducing me to ventura baptist church where I came to know our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. for that I can never thank him enough. We'll miss you Uncle but not for long, as we all are but a breath away.

Joan Louth

June 24, 2011

Sweet, sweet man of God, what a blessing he was and now he is rejoicing with Jesus, his wife and all the saints that have gone on before him.

Laura Owen

June 23, 2011

Dearest Paul ,You were like a father to me,I enjoyed all the time i had to spend with you and Eula (mom). Even after all that happened you never changed. Your grandson and I love you dearly., you will be missed alot, but i know you are not suffering anymore and you are with your one true love in heaven looking over all your loved ones... I LOVE YOU DAD, YOU WILL BE MISSED, YOUR A GREAT MAN

Ed Miller

June 23, 2011

Robert, Paula, Patti and family you are in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle Paul was a special man to me and my family. We have great memories of him and your family on our trips to Ca. and yours to Ar. He really loved his Arkansas catfish. We hold your family close to our hearts.

the Millers

June 23, 2011

Farewell, beloved Prince, for seems Time hath thought right to bring you home, that your loving Soul may shine again 'pon all that preceded you.

Debbie Harman

June 23, 2011

This is not goodbye it is I will see you and my family all together one day. I love you from the bottom of my heart and I will miss you. Remember to keep those "fire side chats" going. To my cousins, I know what you are going through and my thoughts and prayers are with you. I love you all. It is the days ahead that I pray your pain will be less & God's comfort surrounds you. Uncle Paul, I'll meet you on the other side one day & we will all be reunited forever. You will stay in our hearts forever.

Thomas Butcher

June 22, 2011

To the BAIRD family, I am so very sorry for your loss,Paul gave me my very first job at the chevron station so many years ago, He was ALWAYS fair and polite to me and my FAMILY,and I KNOW he is watching all of us and in a better place,to ROBERT, be STRONG BRO.

Velicia Miller Ten Kate

June 22, 2011

I'm so sorry for your Loss Cousin.May you and Your family find peace...GOD BLESS!