Mr. Aubrey Clay Baird

02/14/1930 - 02/28/2020


Mr. Aubrey Clay Baird, age 90, of Bracey, VA departed this life Friday, February 28, 2020, in VCU/MCV Hospital, Richmond. Mr. Baird was Director of Administrative Services for the Department of Transportation and Purchasing Agent for VDOT for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is survived by his wife of sixty-six years Bertha W. “Betsy” Baird, daughters; Deborah B. Lukens (Billy) of Bracey, VA and Linda B. McLaughlin of Midlothian, VA grandchildren; Jonathan W. Lukens (Amy) of Warrenton, VA and Jennifer M. Trescot (Charles) of Moseley, VA, great grandchildren; Chesney Trescot, Bennett and Mary Lukens, sisters; Maude B. Tudor (Sam) and Carolyn B. Elmore, brothers; Grover C. Baird , Jr. (Rose) and Frank Wesley Baird (Gladys), sister-in-law Lillian W. Baird and namesake Aubrey Elmore. He was preceded in death by his son Aubrey Alan Baird, his grandson Christopher David Lukens, son-in-law George B. McLaughlin, parents Grover C. and Fannie J. Baird, brothers; William T. Baird, Hugh C. Baird and Charles L. Baird. Aubrey retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation. He was a member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church and South Hill Masonic Lodge #297 AF&AM. After retiring Aubrey moved to Lake Gaston . He enjoyed sitting on his perch on the highest deck watching his family playing in the water and boats come and go . God and family were most important to him. A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. in Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home with interment Thursday at 1:00 P.M. in Dale Memorial Park in Chesterfield County. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Rehoboth United Methodist Church P. O. Box 256, La Crosse, Va. 23950. Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Baird Family.

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  1. Betsy,
    So sorry to see, Aubrey’s passing. I was totally shocked when I saw it in the paper.
    I certainly enjoyed talking with him last summer at Mike Day’s retirement celebration and even more the next day down at y’alls house for lunch helping clean up the left overs!!
    Keeping you in my prayers. Hope to see you soon.

  2. So sorry for your loss

    I am honored and blessed to have known such a kind and genuine person. He welcomed all to his home and loved sharing stories. I always enjoyed the meaningful blessings he gave during gatherings in his home. Aubrey was a true blessing in my life and I will miss him. My condolences.

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