John Michael “Mike” Baird was born Sept. 6, 1943, in Fort Worth, Texas to John and Mary Baird. He succumbed to leukemia Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013.
To say Mike lived an adventurous life might be an understatement. He was a military veteran, a small-business owner (Modular Furniture Services of Rock Island, Ill.) and a Harley rider, a passion he shared with his much-lived daughter, Amy.
His raw sense of humor and blatant honesty instantly drew you to him– or pushed you away. You were lucky if you chose the former. Mike will be remembered for his generosity and his unwavering loyalty.