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.