William Laird

William A. "Bill Bumper" Laird

Saturday, July 6th, 1918 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
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William “Bill Bumper” A. Laird passed away on Tuesday, November 19,2019, at the William Penn Nursing Home, four months after celebrating his 101st birthday. His wife of 61 years, Martha G. Laird, died in 2002. He is survived by his daughter, Cynthia G. Knorr and her husband Sam, daughter Lou Ann Neblett and husband John, two grandsons, one great-grandchild and one great-greatgrandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Lola Laird and three siblings, Galen, Paul and Beverly.
Bill was born in Bellwood, PA, the first of four children. The family moved to the Lewistown area where he attended school and played football. He and Martha married in 1941 in Texas where Bill was undergoing Army ANG mechanics training. He served his country during World War II in the European theater and achieved the rank of Master Sargent. After his honorable discharge, he and Martha returned to the Lewistown area where he worked at the FMC Corporation. Another move took them to the country where they built a house by themselves and raised sheep and pigs. Eventually, they retired in Yeagertown where he enjoyed bowling, fishing, golfing, playing bingo, pinochle and Rummy Cube and spending time with his daughters and grandkids. He was an honest, hard-working man who will be greatly missed.
Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Barr Funeral Home and Crematory, 120 Logan Street, Lewistown.
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Teresa Boring

Posted at 09:05am
He will be missed greatly I was honored to take care of such a great man and chatting with his family. My thoughts are with you all.

Teresa Boring

Kathy Shirk

Posted at 05:39am
So sorry for your loss. I am Kathy (Lynn) Shirk, Tom and Peg Lynn's daughter. I remember going to your dad and mom's place when I was very young. I also remember Lou Ann playing, I think it was a Harpsichord? Such a long time ago but the memories are still there when you have such nice people around you. Knowing they are with the Father helps us to get through this time. I know it did me when my parents passed. If you wish to get in contact with me and my sister, I am on Facebook. I would really like to meet with you and talk about the old times. If you need anything, please don't hesitate to ask at all.

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