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Robert K. Laird - 90

10/25/1928 - 10/10/2019


Robert K. “Bob” Laird, 90 of Macomb, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2019, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.  He was born October 25,1928 in Colchester, to Charles and Virginia Hunt Laird.  Bob was united in marriage to Bonnie Booth on December 8, 1950, in Seattle, Washington.


Surviving to mourn his passing are his wife of 68 years Bonnie Laird, Macomb; 2 sons, Scott (Shirley) Laird, Macomb, Chuck (Kim) Laird, Macomb, 1 step granddaughter, Becky (Mike) Quesenberry and 1 step great grandson, Talan Quesenberry.  Bob was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather Herbert Warne and 1 brother, Dewey Guy.


Bob served his country proudly in the United States Army Air Force from 1946 to 1949.  He later served in the Reserves from 1949 to 1953.  During his time in the service he was active duty from 1946 to 1949 and 1950 to 1951.  He was stationed in Alaska, Japan and Korea from 1947 to 1951. Bob worked as an accountant for King-Seeley Thermos in Macomb and later worked as the business manager for the McDonough County Housing Authority.  He was a member of the Macomb American Legion, Macomb Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Macomb Elks.  Bob enjoyed reading books, listening to Dixieland Jazz, traveling with his wife, spending time at the beach, and cheering his beloved St. Louis Cardinals. Bob’s greatest joy was spending time with his wife and family.


Private family graveside services will be held at the Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester with Rev. Jim Clayton officiating.  Military honors will be performed by the Macomb American Legion and Macomb V.F.W.  Memorials may be made to the McDonough County Humane Society. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com  


Private Family Graveside will be held at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Colchester


  • Glenn Wilcoxen

    on 10/14/19

    Scott, I was sad to read of your Dad's passing. Our prayers are with you and your's at this sad time. Please give me a call if I can help in any way. Your friend, Glenn Wilcoxen

    • Scott Lain

      on 10/21/19

      Thanks Glenn.

  • Brad and Cindy (England) Severs

    on 10/15/19

    We were sorry to hear of Bob’s passing.  Please accept our sincere condolences for your family’s loss.

    Brad and Cindy Severs

    • Chuck Laird

      on 10/20/19


    • Scott Laird

      on 10/21/19

  • Nancy Beck

    on 10/15/19

    So sorry for your lose. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Nancy Beck

    • Chuck Laird

      on 10/20/19


  • Cindy Moon

    on 10/15/19

    My heartfelt condolances in the loss of your loved one.

  • Maurine Shaw Dorethy Bryan

    on 10/16/19


    Congratulations on a long and blessed marriage to Bob.  And for a long life, too.  May God continue to bless you and comfort you as you remember the many happy times you shared with your husband.  

    • Chuck Laird

      on 10/20/19


  • Nancy Rutledge

    on 10/16/19

    So sorry to hear of your loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Sincerely, Nancy Rutledge

    • Chuck Laird

      on 10/20/19


  • Rob Jones

    on 10/16/19

    Sorry to hear of your dads passing. Prayers for all.

  • Dan & Marla Deener

    on 10/17/19

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. 

  • Bill Jacobs

    on 10/18/19

    Dear Family,

    I remember Bob fondly from the days at King-Seeley. He was a true professional and an outstanding gentleman.

    Peace be with you.

    Bill Jacobs

  • George and Tricia Russell

    on 10/19/19

    Chuck, We just heard of your Dad's passing. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family

    Tricia & Geo Russell


  • Pam and Denny Totzke

    on 10/21/19

    Scott and Chuck;

    We were sorry to learn of your father's passing.

    You were fortunate to have him in your life for so long.  

    Hold on to the great memories.

    Please know we are thinking of you!

    Pam and Denny Totzke

  • Chuck Laird

    on 10/27/19


  • Ivan Keithley

    on 11/18/19

    Dear Bonnie and sons,

    I was so sorry to hear of Bob's death.  He was my mentor at Hemp and Company a million years ago.  He might have actually been my boss but org charts didn't mean much at Hemp's in that era.  He was always a warm and welcoming person, very congenial and with a dry sense of humor. Very dry.

    I has the distinct pleasure of visiting Bonnie and Bob a few times in recent years when I made pilgrimages to Macomb.  It was great fun to relive a few episodes from the past with them.

    Please accept my deepest condolences in you great loss.

    Best regards,

    Ivan Keithley

    • Chuck Laird

      on 12/31/19

      Thanks Ivan. Sorry for the delay in responding. I will let my mother know.



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