Violet L. Baird, 92, Floral City, died March 12, 2014, in Citrus Memorial hospital. Mrs Baird was born on June 22, 1921, in Salem, Ind., to the late Silas and Clara (Guthrie) Zink and moved to this area in 1969 from Tampa. She and her late husband, Clifton, founded the Baird Home Corporation. He preceded her in death Dec. 12, 2011. They were married for 74 years. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Floral City.
Violet is survived by her three children, Ernie Baird and his wife Carolyn of Salem, Ind.; Kenny Baird and his wife Nancy of Muskogee, Okla.; Jeanie Humphrey and her husband Dean of Fruitland Park, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter Carol Wichman.
Friends may call at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Additional services and burial will follow on Wednesday from the Weathers Funeral Home in Salem, Ind. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by the First Baptist Church of Floral City.