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Russell Douglas Baird, 77, died Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at his home with his loving wife, family and friends by his side. 


A native of Northampton County, Doug was the son of the late Sydney Melvin Baird and Odella Jordan Baird. He was also predeceased by a brother, Braxton “Buck” Baird.

Doug is survived by his loving wife Sheila Cobb Baird, his brother, Allen Mayne Baird and his wife Leona of Clayton, sisters-in-law, Patricia C. Sadler and her husband Donald and Stephanie Baird of Gaston, nephews, Jeffery A. Baird and his wife Vickie of Clayton and McCray Sadler and his wife Marianne of Greenville, niece, Holly Daniel and her husband Phillip of Littleton, great nieces, Kerrington and Riley Baird of Clayton, Vada Rose and Hattie Mae Daniel of Littleton, and great nephew, Charlie Sadler of Greenville, and his beloved Furbaby, Tommy.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at First Pentecostal Holiness Church with Pastor Matthew Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Crestview Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, October 4, 2019 from 7:00 P.M. until 8:30 P.M. at Wrenn Clarke and Hagan Funeral and Cremation Service.

Online condolences may be left at wrennclarkehagan.com