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