Gary Laird Obituary

Gary Lee Laird
Gary Laird
Gary Lee Laird

May 1, 1945 - July 9, 2010
Born in Ringgold County, IA
Resided in Woodward, IA
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Gary Lee Laird, 65, passed from this life on Friday, July 9, 2010 at his home in Woodward. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 15, at Iles Funeral Homes – Brandt Chapel in Woodward. Burial will follow at the Woodward Cemetery.

Gary was born on May 1, 1945 in Ringgold County, Iowa to Herman Gene and Dorthy Mildred (Pyle) Laird. He was a 1964 graduate of the former Woodward High School. He married Linda Erwin and their marriage was blessed with one son, Rick. For nearly 20 years, Gary was employed as a meat cutter with Tyson Foods in Perry. He was an avid NASCAR Racing fan and enjoyed golfing, fishing and gardening.

He is survived and lovingly remembered by his son, Rick Laird of Des Moines; four brothers, Garland (Mary) Laird of Bagley, IA, Gail Laird of Perry, and Gordon (Rhonda) Laird and Glen "Boss" Laird both of Woodward; one sister, Martha Gladson of Ottumwa, IA; and a host of many other extended family members and friends. Gary was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Laird; and his parents.

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodward Fire Department.


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Brandt Woodward
312 Walnut Avenue
Woodward, IA US 50276
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brandt Woodward Funeral Home
312 Walnut Avenue
Woodward, IA US 50276
Thursday, July 15, 2010
10:00 AM
Woodward Cemetery
Woodward, IA US 50276
Thursday, July 15, 2010


Woodward Fire Department
108 1st E
Woodward, IA US 50276
In Lieu of flowers