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.