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Charles J Baird, age 76, passed away peacefully Saturday,

February 06, 2016, surrounded by his family.

He was born August 6, 1939 in LaFollette, Tennessee to the late Theodore and Mary (Hatfield).

Charles was a member of the Parkway Southern Baptist Church in New

Albany. He was a tree trimmer and retired from the New Albany City

Charlie enjoyed morning walks on the river, hunting and fishing, and

most importantly spending time with friends and family.

Pauline (Hodges) Sears, his wife of 23 years, survives. Besides his wife,

Charles is survived by Four sons: Charles David Baird, Jeffersonville;

Jerry Lee Kerns, Jr. Elizabeth; Stanley Wayne Kerns (Amanda); and Eric J

Baird of Elizabeth. Five daughters: Donna Kuntz (Michael),

Jeffersonville; Bobbi Rose Hershey (James), Sellersburg; Armintie Sue

Kemp (Richard); Mary Ellen Sears, both of New Albany; and Shelly Ann

Dunn (Tony), Jeffersonville. Sixteen grand children and several great

grand children also survive.

Preceding him in death was one daughter: Melanie Jean Baird, one

step-daughter Karen Lynn Miller, and one grandson, Drew Sears.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at

Parkway Southern Baptist Church with burial to follow in Greenville

Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, February 8, 2016 beginning at

10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at Parkway Southern Baptist

Church, 2508 Corydon Pike, New Albany.

All arrangements are being handled by Love Funeral Home, Palmyra.