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William Robb Baird

1924 - 2018
William Robb Baird Obituary
William Robb Baird FORT WORTH -- William Robb Baird, 93, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. MEMORIAL SERVICE: 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at University Christian Church in Fort Worth. In memory of Dr. Baird gifts may be made to Brite Divinity School at Brite Divinity School, TCU Box 298130, Fort Worth, Texas 76129. Gifts may also be given online at www.brite.edu. Bill was born on Feb. 27, 1924, in Santa Cruz, Calif. to William Robb and Martha Watson Baird. He was a graduate of Northwest Christian College, University of Oregon and Yale Divinity School. For over 40 years, he taught New Testament at Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) seminaries, Phillips in Enid, Okla., Lexington Theological Seminary in Lexington, Ky. and Brite Divinity School, TCU, where he was Emeritus Professor of New Testament. In 1986, he received the Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Teaching at TCU. He was a gifted teacher and scholar, dedicated to his students, and known for his great sense of humor and ongoing commitment to study and research. He married Shirley Bauman in 1946 in Eugene, Ore. Bill and Shirley loved to travel and enjoyed attending classical music concerts together. Bill was an ordained minister and an elder at University Christian Church. He was a photographer and liked to develop his own pictures in his home dark room. As a young man, he studied violin and he continued to play throughout his life. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, John. SURVIVORS: He is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughter, Lisa Parks and her husband, David; son, Eric, grandson, William Robb Parks and his wife, Shamim Momin and great granddaughter, Rowan.

Published in Star-Telegram on Jan. 14, 2018
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