Jasper William Baird

Published 1:01 pm Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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Jasper William Baird, 87, Hampton, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, May 26, 2024, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.

A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Luther and Flossie Dugger Baird.

Jasper attended Hampton High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was a mechanic, having worked at Hampton Auto Parts and Baird’s Garage.

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Jasper was a member of Hampton Christian Church and a member of the Praying Mountain Men. He loved drag racing and hiking.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen Harmon.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Opal Ward Baird; three children, Lora (Mike) Odom, Elizabethton, David (Felecia) Baird, Hampton, and Karen (Tony) Simpson, Kingsport; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Carden, Michael Shepard, Stacey Proffitt, Christopher Johnson, Matthew Stocton, Alex Odom and Jacob Baird; seven great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Jerry Baird and Jimmy Allen Baird.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 30, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with Pastor Dwayne Calhoun officiating. Military Honors will be provided.  Music will be by Greg Odom. Active pallbearers will be Mike Odom, Seth Proffitt, Christopher Johnson, Matthew Stocton, Jacob Baird and Larry LeSueur. The family would like to express a special thank you to Darlene Brumfield and the doctors and nursing staff of the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Baird to the donor’s favorite choice. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Thursday. Friends and family may visit at the family residence. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website, www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.

Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Baird family.