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DuWayne L. "Duey" Baird, Jr.

Born: Mon., Oct. 18, 1948
Died: Wed., Mar. 29, 2017


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 31, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 31, 2017
Location: William F. Young Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Apr. 01, 2017
Location: William F. Young Funeral Home

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DuWayne L. “Duey” Baird, Jr.  age 68, of West Sunbury passed away Wednesday,  March 29, 2017 at the Butler VNA Inpatient Hospice after a battle with cancer.

DuWayne was born October 18, 1948 in Grove City.  He was the son of the late DuWayne L. Baird, Sr. and the late Doris J. Beachem Baird.  DuWayne was a United States Army Veteran serving during Vietnam.  He was a 1967 graduate of Butler High School and a 1971 graduate of Geneva College.  DuWayne worked various jobs in the area including pumping oil at the Baird Oil Company.  He enjoyed golfing and hunting.  DuWayne was active in the community where he was a member of the American Legion Post 243 in West Sunbury, where he held many positions, the Cherry Valley VFW, and was an associate member of the FOP Brady Paul Lodge, the Butler County Law Enforcement Officers Association and the NRA.

DuWayne is survived by one son, DuWayne L. Baird III, and his wife Caitlin, of Butler and two granddaughters, Anna and Brinley.  One sister, Deborah J. Baird of West Sunbury and two brothers, Richard L. Baird, and his wife, Diane and Dennis “Sam” Baird both of West Sunbury and several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends at the William F. Young Funeral Home, 132 Main Street, West Sunbury from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 Friday, March 31, 2017.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 1, 2017 with Rev. Jeffrey Lang of the West Sunbury Presbyterian Church officiating.

Burial will be in the West Sunbury Union Cemetery.

Graveside military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 778 of Lyndora, the VFW Post 249 of Butler and the American Legion Post 117 of Butler.

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