William Michael “Rosebud” Baird
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William Michael “Rosebud” Baird, 65, of Beeville died on Oct. 29, 2013. He was born in Beeville on July 23, 1948 to William Roger Baird and Elsie Ruth Durnal Baird. He attended A.C. Jones High School and Bee County College. After school, he served in the U.S. Army from January 1966 to January 1969.

He worked for Southern Pacific Railroad and Valero Energy. He was the owner of Rosebud’s Auto Sales, The Ranchers Inn, Paradise Cove/ Rosebud’s in Corpus Christi, the 19th Hole Patio Cantina, RBK Stables and RBK Hauling, Toot-n-Tote and Pardner’s Club. He was part owner of The Flamingo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James Roger Baird and brother-in-law, Jim Billings.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Kellene H. Owen Baird of Beeville; two daughters, Stacy Inez Jones of New Braunfels and Leslie Shae Baird of Pettus; a son, Charles Dustin Baird of Skidmore; a sister, Carol Darnell Baird (Dan Winter) Billings of Corpus Christi; a sister-in-law, Janie Lowe Baird of Papalote; three grandsons; three granddaughters; five nieces; and three nephews.

Visitation was held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Oak Park Memorial Funeral Chapel. A graveside service followed at 3 p.m. at the Baird Ranch Cemetery, 2411 FM 1349, Bee County.

Pallbearers were Ernie Ramon, Justin McCord, Stewart Wofford, Daryl Gandy, Charlie Herzog and J.R. Robling.

Oak Park Memorial Funeral Chapel
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