Mr. Bobby Joe BeairdMarch 13, 1927 ~ January 14, 2018 (age 90)
Mr. Bobby Joe Beaird, 90, of Cave Spring, died Sunday morning, January 14, 2018, at the residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Beaird was born in Wetumpka, Alabama on March 13, 1927, a son of the late James Monroe Beaird and the late Nellie Bass Beaird. He was raised on the family farm in Titus, Alabama, working there and at the family’s country store. Called to duty during WWII, Mr. Beaird served as a mechanic and an MP in the U. S. Army Air Corp., and was called back to the U. S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
He was married to the former Catherine Elizabeth Carnes on June 4, 1953, and was preceded in death by her December 23, 2007. After they married, Mr. and Mrs. Beaird lived in Montgomery for a short time prior to moving to Cave Spring where they raised their family. Mr. Beaird ran the Cave Spring Freezer Locker for over 20 years, then the B. J. Beaird and Son Service Station, and later B. J.’s Clothing Store, which became the Red Wagon, until his retirement. Mr. Beaird served Cave Spring in many capacities during the years, as a volunteer firefighter, as a member of the city council, and at the time of this death, was a member of the Rolater Park Committee. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cave Spring for many years, and together he and his wife were active members in the Wild Life Club and the Cave Spring Springers Square Dance Club.
Mr. Beaird is survived by his children, Johnny Beaird and his wife Kitty, and Mrs. LeAnn Watson and her husband Stan, all of Cave Spring. His sister, Mrs. Sarah B. Matthews and her husband Bill of Titus, Alabama; four grandsons, Capt. Jeremy Watson and his wife Anna, Dent Watson, Ethan Beaird and Nathan Dover; two great-grandchildren Lilly and Jeremiah Watson and several other family members also survive.
Funeral services for Mr. Beaird were held Tuesday afternoon, January 16, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. at John House’s Cave Spring Chapel with Rev. Rodney Willingham and Capt. Jeremy Watson officiating. Interment followed in the Cave Spring Cemetery, and pallbearers included Nathan Dover, Capt. Jeremy Watson, Ethan Beaird, Dent Watson, Josh Matthews, and Will Matthews. An honorary escort will include Chet and Mark Matthews.
The family received friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.