Thomas H. Laird, 78

Thomas H. Laird, 78, North Manchester, died Jan. 16 in Sun City, Ariz. He was born in North Vernon on Oct. 9, 1936 to Henry and Bessie Laird. He married Beatrice Barnes Cox on Jan. 5, 1959.

Thomas attended Wabash High School before serving in the US Navy. He enjoyed collecting clocks, playing golf, square dancing, and sight-seeing. He also ran in the Boston Marathon. He and his wife owned and operated Manchester Monument Company and a sports shop in North Manchester.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter Terri (Andy) Dixon of Torrington, Conn.; a step-daughter Ginger (Steve) Carnes of Huntington; a sister Joanne Reedy of Middletown; and a grandson, Jared Dixon. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Randy.

Services were held in Sun City, Ariz. Condolences can be sent to his wife, Bea Laird, at 10449 Desert Rock Drive, Sun City, AZ 85351.


Posted on 2015 Jan 21