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.
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.