John Bruce "J.B." Baird, 81, of Siler City went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 surrounded by his family.
A native of Harnett County, coming to Siler City in 1957, J.B. was the son of Benjamin Dewey and Lossie Williams Baird.
J.B. was a member of Moon's Chapel Baptist Church where he was a member of Senior Adult Sunday School Class and previously served as a Deacon. He was the Owner/Operator of Baird Sales for 41 years. J.B. loved listening to Blue Grass and Elvis Music, and anything to do with antique or vintage cars. He enjoyed the Cruise Ins when he was not working or spending time outside camping. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Joyce Culberson Baird; and brother, Henry Baird.
He is survived by his sons, Dr. Bruce Baird and wife Sharon of Kinston, and Ben Baird and wife Sandy of Bear Creek; brothers, Jesse Baird of Siler City, and Danny Baird of Stedman; grandchildren, Joshua and wife Ruthanne, Luke and wife Anna, Ethan, Caleb, Jacob, Phillip, and Hannah Baird; and great granddaughters, Emma and Kinsley Baird.
Mr. Baird will Lie in Repose on Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 1:00-5:00 PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC. The funeral service will be Friday, June 4, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Moon's Chapel Baptist Church, 175 Moon's Chapel Road, Siler City with Dr. Patrick Fuller officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends after the service in the church Fellowship Hall, and other times at the home of Ben and Sandy Baird in Bear Creek.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Moon's Chapel Baptist Church, 175 Moon's Chapel Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Smith & Buckner is assisting the Baird family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com