John Laird


John "Jack" Laird, 66, of Metropolis, died Friday, April 12, 2019 at his home.

Born Nov. 22, 1952, Mr. Laird was an Army veteran and was a retired control operator at Electric Energy Inc. in Joppa. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include one daughter, Ginger Meeker and husband Michael; one son, Jackie Laird; and two grandchildren, Chelsie and Seth Meeker.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anntoinette Borem Laird; and his parents, Donald Lee and Velta Joan English Laird.

Funeral service was held Monday at Miller-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home in Metropolis with Rev. Frank Forthman officiating.

Burial followed at Metropolis Memorial Gardens with military rites conducted. Pallbearers were Michael Meeker, Willie Wells, Carl Crockett, Bruce Laird, Carl Manley and Alan Manley.

Memorials may be made to Project Hope Humane Society, P.O. Box 125, Metropolis, IL 62960.

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