OWENSBORO —- Butch Baird 69, of Owensboro, Kentucky went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Darrell Wayne Baird was born Sept. 25, 1951 in Owensboro, Kentucky to the late Robert Madison and Frieda Mae Nation Baird, was married to the former Betty Sue Noffsinger Feb. 21, 1993 and was better known as “Butch” to both his family and friends. Butch retired as an engineer from the Crounse Corporation and was a member of Glenville Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, enjoyed gardening and collecting both Indian artifacts and crocks. In addition to his parents, Butch was preceded in death by his daughter, Dreama Baird and by a brother, Steve Baird.
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Betty Baird; a step son, Tracy Arnold (Kris) of Madisonville; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandsons; and two sisters, Sharon Sandefur (Al) and Janet Sandefur (Bill) both of Beech Grove.
Graveside services will be held Monday at Glenville Baptist Cemetery with Dr. Richard Sams officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the McLean County Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post 5415. There will be no public visitation. Muster Funeral Homes, Calhoun Chapel is handling the arrangements for Butch’s family. Due to the Governor’s mandate, masks or facial coverings are required during all services.
Butch’s services were streamed live on “http://www.musterfuneralhomes.com” Monday.
The Butch Baird family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Glenville Baptist Cemetery Fund; C/O Shelia Iglehart; 3451 Kentucky 140 West; Utica, Kentucky 42376.
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