Theodore Baird

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Theodore Wayne Baird, age 69, passed away on November 7, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on September 12, 1944, in Three Rivers, Texas. Ted attended Three Rivers High School, served in the U.S. Army with tours in Vietnam and Ethiopia, and in 1975 graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a BBA degree in accounting. After graduation he served as assistant controller at Howell Corporation in San Antonio, as controller of Big "6" Drilling Company in Houston, Texas and later, as controller of Refinery Associates in San Antonio. He joined Pursley Drilling Contractors in 1981 and left in 1984 to become an independent oil producer and industry consultant. He served as President of Echo Minerals, LLC from 1998 to 2008. Ted was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Allen Baird and Dorothy A. Pursley Baird; and by his maternal grandparents, Rolland Harold Pursley and Nettie Jefferson Smith Pursley. Ted is survived by his aunt, Juliet Pursley Bonham; by his cousins, Jim Harris and wife, Rhonda and their children; Terry Pursley and wife, Missy and their children; Larry Pursley and his children; Harold Wayne Pursley and wife, Janet, and their children; R. H. Pursley and wife, Kelly and their children; and Rocky Pursley. Ted is also survived by many lifelong friends.

NOVEMBER 22, 2013
11:00 A.M.

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Published in Express-News on Nov. 19, 2013
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