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Obituary for Mr. Clayton Sanders Baird

Sanders Baird, age 60, passed away August 21, 2016 in Carthage, Texas after a lengthy illness. He was born June 15, 1956 in Galveston, Texas, the third of five children, to Bill and Virginia Baird. He grew up in Dallas and attended Highland Park High School. Growing up, Sanders loved being at our family’s place at Lake Murvaul in deep East Texas. In 2003 Sanders, his wife Deb, and son Hampton moved to the lake where he became the go-to builder of piers, boat docks and seawalls. Sanders’ enthusiasm for each new day was truly intoxicating and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Sanders is preceded in death by his father, William David Baird, M.D. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Deborah Watkins Baird; his son, Hampton Griswold Baird; his mother, Virginia Sanders Baird; his sisters, Linda Baird Moore and husband Frank, Cindy Baird Matthews and husband Tom, Ginger Baird Stark and husband Jim, and brother Davies Baird; four nephews and one niece; and many friends who have been by his side since high school. Private family services will be held. Donations may be made to Heart’s Way Hospice, 4351 McCann Rd., Longview, TX 75605 or Sammy Brown Library, 319 Market St., Carthage, TX 75633.