May 25, 1946 - December 20, 2021
Donald Ray Laird Sr., known to everyone as “Duck” passed away December 20, 2021, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri at the age of 75 years. He was born May 25, 1946, in Graniteville, Missouri the son of the late Carl Frank and Helen Francis (Farmer) Laird. On January 7, 1972, he was united in marriage to Ginger Darlene Lashley who preceded him in death on July 24, 2015. To this union two children were born: Donald Laird Jr. who preceded him in death in 1996 and Carman Campbell (Shannon) of Ironton, Missouri. Duck is also survived by his grandson and sidekick, Sawyer Laird of Graniteville, Missouri, two brothers: Ronnie Laird (Jackie) and Darald “Pole” Laird both of Graniteville and his sister, Sally Keith (Arlin) of Fredericktown, Missouri. He was a favorite uncle of many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, son, and parents, Duck was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Laird and a sister, Glenda McIntyre. Duck worked in the construction industry most of his life and retired from Local 916. He also worked at Missouri Red Granite Quarry. He enjoyed dirt track racing and watching his nephew wheel a sprint car. You could always find him sitting on his front porch in the Spring and Summer, watching traffic go by and giving everyone a wave howdy as they passed by. More than anything else he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandson, Sawyer and his brother, Ronnie. He loved to aggravate and torment his friends and family with his quick-witted logical humor. He will be forever loved and remembered always. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. from Bryson Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation begins at 11:00 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will be in Graniteville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to assist Sawyer.
Donald Ray Laird Sr., known to everyone as “Duck” passed away December 20, 2021, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri at the age of 75 years. He was born May 25, 1946, in Graniteville, Missouri the son of the late Carl Frank and Helen Francis... View Obituary & Service Information
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