Mr. Adrion W. Baird age 78 of LaFollette passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at his home. He served 12 years as a Campbell County Commissioner, was an educator, historian, and an author of the book, “My Long Journey Home”. He attended Old Pathway Gospel Church. He loved farming, raising bees, and his apple and peach orchards. Preceded in death by parents, Aaron and Phoebe Hatmaker Baird, Brothers, Virgil and Nathan Baird, Sisters, Louise Bryant and Sophie Baird.
Survivors: Wife, Marylene Baird of LaFollette; Daughter, Melissa Beyer and husband Luis, of Maryland, and Connie Greiner and husband Tom, of LaFollette; Grandchildren, Amy Beyer, Sarah Beyer, and Peter Beyer, all of Maryland, Billy Greiner, and Matthew Greiner, of LaFollette; Brothers, Chester Baird and wife Dorothy, of Idaho, Roy Baird and wife Darla, of LaFollette, and Nolan Baird of LaFollette; Sisters, Edna Chambers of LaFollette, Mary Ann O’Donnell and husband Joe, of Washington State; Sisters-in-law, Micheline Baird of Soddy Daisy, TN, and Thelma Baird of Washington State. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services Friday 11 A.M. at Old Pathway Gospel Church with Rev. James Leach officiating. Interment to follow at Valley View Cemetery in Pioneer with Military Honors conducted by the Campbell County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday at Walters Funeral Home. Online condolences for Mr. Baird may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Adrion W. Baird.