Carl L. Baird, 82 of Nevada, died on Friday, April 16, 2004, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born on Oct. 5, 1921, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Glen M. and Bertha Kahler Baird. He was married to his wife Nora on May 3, 1952, in Las Vegas, Nev., and she preceded him in death on Jan. 9, 1994. Carl grew up and graduated from high school in Des Moines, IA. He also lived in Sedalia, for a time. He served in the Army Air Corp. during World War II from 1942 to 1945. During the war his bomber was shot down over Germany and he was a P.O.W. for 18 months until his release at the end of the War. He worked for Rockwell International in Los Angeles, Calif., as an electrical wiring technician from 1947 until his retirement in 1990. He spent his career wiring space craft for the Apollo Missions and Space Shuttle Program. Following his retirement he and his wife came to Nevada in 1991 where he had lived ever since. He was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses on March 28, 1998. He has no survivors.
Graveside servecs were held at Newton Burial Park on April 19 at 11:30 a.m., with George Brown officiating. Pallbearers were Tony Fast, Deryl Fast, Chris Jones, Randy Sewell, Kenneth Vaughn and James Fast Jr.
Those who wish may contribute to: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses 1408 N. Washington, Nevada, MO 64772 in his memory