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Thursday, 22 October 2020 18:12

William Thomas Baird, Jr.

William Thomas Baird, Jr., 69, of Richmond, VA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 after declining health due to cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas “Bill” Baird, Sr. and Mary G. Baird. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Kidd Baird; two daughters, Martha Rogers (JC) and Wynn Norris (Joe); granddaughters, Mary and Abigail Rogers, and Allison Norris; father-in-law, Jack Kidd; and sister-in-law, Rebecca Kidd. Tom graduated from George Wythe High School in 1968, and earned a Bachelors from the University of Richmond. He retired after more than 35 years of service with the Virginia Employment Commission, in various capacities. He was an active member of Westover Hills United Methodist Church. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 26, 2020 at Bethel Church Cemetery, Alberta, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Tom’s honor to Westover Hills UMC, 1705 Westover Hills Blvd., Richmond, VA 23225. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Home of Lawrenceville, VA. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com. Directions to Bethel Church Cemetery From Richmond, VA Take 95 South to Petersburg and merge onto 85 South Continue on 85 South for 40 miles Take Exit 28 (US-1/Alberta/Lawrenceville) At the end of the exit ramp, turn right on US-1 North Continue for .3 miles The entrance to Bethel Church Cemetery will be on your left (across from Alberta Fire Department)
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  • Comment Link Elizabeth Russell Tuesday, 27 October 2020 07:19 posted by Elizabeth Russell

    I was saddened to hear of the loss of your father. May you find peace and comfort in God's love. You're in my thoughts and prayers!
    With deep sympathy,

  • Comment Link Joseph Christopher Monday, 26 October 2020 15:17 posted by Joseph Christopher

    I was so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. My condolences to all the family. Tom's dad and my mother worked next door to each other in the 60's in Alberta. It was always a joy to run into Tom over the years. He was an exceptionally nice guy and it was always good to talk to him about any number of topics. We worked together for a while after he left VEC. He was always a warm and caring guy and to have known him was a pleasure.May the Lord bless all the family at this sad time.

  • Comment Link Grayson Travis Sunday, 25 October 2020 19:58 posted by Grayson Travis

    We are very sad to learn of Tom’s passing away. A gentle soul has left us, yet we remember his quiet steady manner . A wonderful childhood for our girls and great neighbors to share our lives.
    Our thoughts and prayers turn to you all as we wish you peace and love.
    Christine&Grayson Travis

  • Comment Link Grayson  Christine Travis Sunday, 25 October 2020 19:33 posted by Grayson Christine Travis

    Tom Baird was gentle soul always happy to help others with matters, large or small. A constant steady influence in our neighborhood of Stonewall Ave. His thoughtfulness and quiet manner are surely a loss in this era of turmoil!
    We feel that time was a very blessed period in all of our lives!
    We wish each of the family peaceful memories of warmth produced by the love experienced .
    With Love,
    The Travis's

  • Comment Link Bill Antone Saturday, 24 October 2020 21:44 posted by Bill Antone

    Elizabeth and family, I am sorry for your loss. Tom was a great guy, he will be missed by all who knew him.

  • Comment Link Charles  Irene Andolino (Braxton) Saturday, 24 October 2020 09:04 posted by Charles Irene Andolino (Braxton)

    So sorry to hear of Tom's passing, you have our deepest sympathy. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Comment Link Margaret Agin Dickerson Friday, 23 October 2020 13:33 posted by Margaret Agin Dickerson

    Elizabeth and Family, I am sending you hugs and prayers. When we were growing up, we used to talk about boys and getting married. Then you and Tom found each other and I had the honor of being in your wedding. We watched our families grow and each of us got involved in careers, children and life. I am sorry that I did not know Tom was sick. Lynn and I both send you our deepest sympathies.

  • Comment Link Rebecca France Friday, 23 October 2020 10:52 posted by Rebecca France

    Wynn - I'm so sorry to hear about your dad! My love, prayers and deepest sympathies to you and your family during this time of loss!

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