Ricky Baird was born August 6, 1964 in Taylor to Gene and Carolyn (Rieger) Baird. He was one of six children.
Ricky graduated from Thorndale High School in 1982 and lived most of his life in the San Gabriel area. He worked as an insulator in the construction industry. He loved to fish and spend time on the river bottom.
Ricky passed away Monday, September 6, 2010 in Rockdale, reaching the age of 46. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Surviving; His fiancee, Keeley Boothe of Davilla. His parents, Gene Baird and Carolyn Baird both of San Gabriel. Two sons, Jerrith Baird of High Island and Braxton Baird of Burnet. Four daughters, Sarah Baird of Alvin, Callie Ann Baird of Granger, Brittany Baird and Brooke Lynn Baird both of Burnet. Brother, Kirk Baird of San Gabriel. Four sisters, Melissa Baird of San Gabriel, Eva Vasquez and husband Chris of Thorndale, Michelle Baird of San Gabriel and Misty Baird of Austin. Two grandchildren, Micah and Riley.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, September 9, 2010 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home, burial followed in the Locklin Cemetery near San Gabriel with Pastor Billy Bob Cox officiating.
Visitation was 6PM to 8PM Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at the funeral home.