William "Pete" Randolph Baird
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RACINE William Pete Randolph Baird. 80, passed away at WFH All Saints Hospital on Tuesday, December 24, 2013. He was born in Brunswick County, Virginia on March 11, 1933, son of the late Flora and James Baird. On September 29, 1953 he has married in Roanoke Rapids, Virginia to Mary Case. William spent most of his professional career in the Army. A highly decorated Green Beret, William earned the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart. He and Mary settled in Racine following his retirement. He is survived by his children, Paige (Laurence) Gordon of Beach Park, Illinois, Michael Baird of Mettawa, Illinois, and Pat Baird of Pleasant Prairie; and grandson Scott (Christina) Gordon of Memphis, Tennessee. Private services will take place at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Memorials to the Disabled American Veterans have been suggested. Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory 4600 County Line Rd. 262-552-9000 www.draeger-langendorf.com
Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd.
Racine, WI 53403
Published in Racine Journal Times on Dec. 29, 2013