Jack Wayne Laird

February 6, 2016

Jack Wayne Laird 78, of Colfax, IN, died at 2:25 a.m. February 6, 2016 at Mulberry Health and Rehabilitation Center.  Born September 14, 1937 in Colfax, IN to Clarence O. & Lillien Mae (Pollett) Laird.  He married Linda C. Blacker Ham on August 31, 1991 and she survives.  Jack was a 1956 graduate of Colfax High School and a lifelong Clinton County resident.  A veteran of the U.S. Air Force he served from 1956-1960.  While in the Air Force he was a fireman, stationed in Rapid City, SD. Jack worked for Beauford Mullins as a sales representative with Korte Brothers, retiring in 2014.  He was a member of the Colfax Christian Church and also attended First Christian Church in Frankfort for the past 24 years.  Jack was a volunteer fireman with the Mulberry and Colfax Volunteer Fire Departments.  The joy of his life were his children and grandchildren.  He loved watching his granddaughters play volleyball, basketball and softball and his grandson play baseball. Jack enjoyed golfing.  He was most proud of the life he shared with his wife Linda and their many trips to Tennessee.

Visitation and Services

Family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 10, 2016 with services on Thursday, February 11th at 11 a.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton Prairie Education Foundation.

Survived by:

Wife: Linda Laird of Colfax, 2 Sons: Jerry D. Laird of Bloomington, IN, Lincoln R. (Beth) Laird of Metamora, IN, 2 Daughters: Dr. Sherri L. (Steve Bodayla) Laird of Happy Valley, Oregon, Linsey M. Laird of Ohio, Step-son: Rick (Anitra) Ham of Frankfort, Step-daughter: Kim (Rick) Martin of Frankfort and 21 Grandchildren.


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13 Condolences for “Jack Wayne Laird”

  1. Ted and Carla Newell February 7, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    We are sorry to learn of Jack Laird passing away. Our sincere and heartfelt condolence to Linda and the Laird family. Jack was very personable, always had a smile and had many friends. My brother and I shared many Boy Scout experiences and played baseball and basketball with Jack throughout our high school years at Colfax. We have fond memories of Jack and know he will be greatly missed by his family!

    Ted and Carla Newel

    Fairmont, West Virginia.

  2. Ted and Carla Newell February 7, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    We are sorry to learn of Jack Laird passing away. Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to Linda and the Laird family. Jack was personable, always greeted you with a smile and had many friends. My brother and I grew up in the same neighborhood. We shared many experiences in Boys Scouts, attended the same Church, and played baseball and basketball with Jack throughout our high school years at Colfax. We have fond memories of Jack and know he will be greatly missed by his family and friends!

    Ted and Carla Newell
    Fairmont, West Virginia

  3. Greg Miller February 8, 2016 at 12:11 am

    My deepest sympathy to Linda and to the family. A good man and friend. Always greeted me with a big smile and a handshake. I will miss seeing Jack in church, but I know he is Home.

  4. Charles and Sue Fink February 8, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Linda and family,
    Charlie and I send our condolences to you and your family. He will be missed by many. We are in Florida but those prayers for you will be for your family and knowing he is with God.

  5. Mike Ham February 8, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    I never knew Jack, but my heart goes out to Linda who I have known all my life and I’m sure her loss is felt by the whole family, both on the Blacker and Laird side! Linda you are always in my thoughts and prayers. Bless you and stay strong. You will always have a place in my heart. Please accept my condolences.

  6. Nina Jacoby February 8, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    I worked for US Aggregates and Jack was one of our regular visitors/sales reps. He always had a smile on his face, and a kind word for everyone. My thoughts and prayers go out to Linda and the family. May all of your wonderful memories bring you comfort in the day ahead.

  7. Chuck & Joy Watkins February 9, 2016 at 9:01 am

    So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. He was always a great friend and neighbor. He always had a kind word when we would see each other in our back yards. He will be missed.Joy and I send our prayers to Linda and the family

  8. Marilea Cearlock February 9, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    I was so sorry to hear the sad news about Jack. I’ve known him many years through Farm Bureau Insurance. He was always so pleasant when he came into our office. He was a great guy and he will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  9. Jim and Mary Kaylor February 9, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Jim and I will miss him at the granddaughters’ basketball games. We could see that he really enjoyed watching them play. Our prayers for Linda and the Laird family.

  10. Lynn Smith February 10, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your memories of Mr. Laird and in God’s assurance that you may “throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7).

  11. Pat James February 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Linda and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Jack was a great guy and you made him so very happy. His mother and my mother were best friends and graduated from Colfax High School together. I spent many nights playing euchre until dawn with Mae, my mother and others at Mae’s. Jack use to carry me on his shoulders. I’m sorry I didn’t know of his passing until today. You and Jack came to Morocco for my mother’s 80th birthday. He stopped by several times when up here for business to say hi. A gentle, kind, person. Prayers and hugs

  12. Janet (Rabensteine) Andrucci February 19, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    I am very sorry to hear about Jacks passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time.

  13. Richard N. Pollett March 22, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    My sincere sorrow in finding this today. I am Jack’s first cousin and we shared a few summers in Colfax as children. I remember watching movies outdoors shown on the back of the library. Our lives crossed paths only a few times in adulthood. I have seen him and Linda six or seven times in Colfax on my visits to see my family on alternate years. The last time I saw him was in 2015. It quite a surprise, though not entirely unexpected to learn of his death in this way.

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