Jack Cecil Baird, 73, of Gilbertsville, formerly of Carbondale and Murphysboro, Ill., died Oct. 12, 2012, at St. Louis University Hospital.
A native of East St. Louis, Ill., he was a U.S. Air Force veteran and former manager of Farm Fresh Milk Store in Murphysboro. He was of the Catholic faith and was a 32nd degree Mason.
He was a self-employed construction contractor and owner of several business properties.
Survivors include sons Kevin Baird of Columbus, Ohio, and Curtis Baird of Carbondale; daughter Jacqueline Baird of Carbondale; three grandsons; and life mate Tina Moore of Gilbertsville and her family, including daughters Lynnette Davidson of South Fulton, Tenn., and Val Kortz of Paducah; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Cecelia Kinder Baird.
A memorial service was held at Collier Funeral Chapel Oct. 18 with Rev. Danny Holt officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jack Baird Memorial Fund, 422 Moors Rd., Gilbertsville, KY 42044.