TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- James K. 'Jim' Baird, 87, died Wednesday (July 6, 2005) at Heritage Nursing Home in Tallahassee, Fla.
He was born June 6, 1918, at Chester, Pa., to George and Jessie (Kilpatrick) Baird. He grew up in Camden, N.J., where he graduated from high school.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp as a squadron leader of fighter aircraft in the South Pacific during WWII.
He married Edith Allen on March 31, 1946. They made their home in California and McCook before moving to Tallahassee, Fla., in 1970.
He was co-owner and operator of Jr. College Flyng Service while he resided in McCook.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith, and a brother, Thomas Baird.
Survivors include one daughter, Christine Davis of Tallahassee, Fla.; three sons, Bruce and wife, Alex of Cloverdale, Calif., Robert and wife, Barbara of Plainview, and Michael and wife, Susan of Lincoln; seven grandchildren; relatives; and friends.
Services will be Friday, 10:30 a.m., at Herrmann Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Steven King officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in his name and left at the funeral home.
Herrmann Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.