Glover Laird

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Glover Laird, 81 of Lacy Lakeview, a retired school teacher, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021 at a local hospice facility in Waco.

Visitation will be 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday, April 8th at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.

A funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 9th at Lakeview United Methodist Church with Rev. Aryn Mojica officiating. Please note the church is requiring face-covering.  The service will be Live Streamed at Facebook@LakeviewUMC.

A graveside service will be 1pm Saturday, April 17th at Mt. Ida Cemetery, New Hope, Florida.

Glover was born November 27, 1939 in Holmes County, Florida to Harry and Hazel (Shy) Laird.  He received his Bachelors degree from Troy State College and his Master’s degree from Vanderbuilt Peabody University.  While teaching at Westminster Bible College, he met Peggy Garrett. They married in 1965. He loved teaching Chemistry, Physics, and Physical Science for over 30 years at Connally High School.

Glover was also a very active member of Lakeview United Methodist Church; serving 9 years providing food and rides, 6 years serving in the church’s Thrift Store, 15 years as Senior Ministry Treasurer, and served 12 years Administrative Board Financial Secretary.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Laird; and his parents.

He is survived by son, Eric; brothers, Randall Laird, Huey Laird and wife Margie, Michael Laird and wife Sheila, and Glenn Laird and wife Carrie; and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

The family wants to thank everyone who supported Glover these past years including his church family at Lakeview United Methodist Church with special thanks to George and Cindy Snokhous for their help these past few weeks.

In lieu of flowers, memorial should be made to Glover and Peggy Laird – Lakeview UMC Youth Fund, 701 Ave. C, Waco, TX 76705.

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  1. Prayers and condolences for The Family. Good man, he will be missed.

  2. Rest In Peace Mr. Laird . I learned a lot from you.

  3. Michael Chesser

    You were one of my most influential teachers and mentors as you were to my older siblings. I became the man I am today from my mentors over the years and you rank amongst the best of them. The world was better with you in it!
    Michael Chesser MD, FACP
    Colonel USAF, MC

  4. So sorry to hear! I loved Mr. Laird in High School, RIP 🙏 Many prayers Eric Laird!

  5. Sorry for ur loss he was one of my favorite teachers….rip sir

  6. Tanya Mynar, class of 88

    I am sorry for your families’ loss. Mr. Laird was such a great chemistry teacher to me. I used so many of the lessons he taught in college and now as a science teacher myself. He was funny and kind and took time to make sure I understood WHY it worked, not just the facts.

  7. Estelle Shelton

    Mr. Laird, you will be missed. Always helpful and friendly, you made CHS (and the world!) a better place. Your Christian witness was a blessing to all who shared your faith, and especially to those who didn’t. Your devotion to your family, friends, and students was an example for all to follow. I feel I am better person because you and Peggy touched my life. I know you will have a joyful reunion with your beloved wife.

    • Hello, Mrs. Shelton. So good to see your name on here. You were one of my favorite teachers. I just wanted you to know how much I appreciated all your taught me. ~~ Keri (Burton) Jones, Class of 1987

    • Thank you, Mrs. Shelton

    • April Parrish Casey

      So good to see you Mrs.Shelton.
      You are one of the most inspiring teachers I had at Connally

  8. Herb & Cheryl Merenda

    We are sorry to hear of Glover’s passing. Glover and Peggy were so special to us. We have such wonderful memories of them and their son Eric. Lots of laughter, funny stories of life with our kids, and always there when we needed support. No doubt Peggy and Glover are together again with the Lord. Life was sweeter with them in it.

  9. Kelly Mitcham-Marsh

    I know words are not enough but the Lairds were my second family, neighbors, teachers and supported me when I was lost without my mom. Glover- I promise turnips & greens, peas & cornbread, Sunday pot roast and your fresh berry & peach cobblers will taste so much better in Heaven. To Eric whom has always been like a brother growing up, stay strong, rely on the memories in your heart to carry you through your troubled days. Look up there’s always a rainbow somewhere!

  10. Stanley & Cheryl (Fore) Lee

    Thank you, Mr. Laird, for all the lessons you taught us at Connally High School. You were the only teacher at Connally to have had all five of us Fores from my brother Danny, Sandy, Tracie, Nancy and on down to me, spanning 14 years. You were one of Stanley’s favorite teachers as well. We all have fond memories of your classes.
    Prayers of comfort and peace to your family.

  11. Peter Tadin ("Chicago")

    So sorry to learn of Mr. Laird’s passing. He was my chemistry teacher back in the early 70’s at Connally High School and our class of 1974 was fond of he and his wife, Peggy. They only shared their love and smile with everyone they met, and we were all blessed to have known them. My thoughts and prayers are with their family during this difficult time of loss.

  12. Stanalee Vandolah Blackburn

    I loved Mr Lairds ability to make Chemistry interesting. He and Mrs Laird were the some of the best teachers at Connally. You will be missed. Prayers for strength and peace for Eric and the family.

  13. Elizabeth Carson

    Such a sweet video! I didn’t have your dad for any classes but he always made a point to interact with students in the hallways. I did have your mom and she was a great teacher with a sweet spirit! Praying for you!

  14. Karen Kinchen- Class of 1995

    Both Mr. and Mrs. Laird were beloved teachers of mine at Connally. I’m so sorry to hear this news. I will remember them fondly.

  15. Tammy Schroeder

    Mr Laird was a sweet, kind and generous man who loved teaching us kids. I will always remember his patience and his crooked smile. RIP Sir!

  16. Keri (Burton) Jones

    Hugs and Prayers, Eric. Your Dad was an awesome man and teacher.

  17. To the Laird family, our sincere condolences. I had both Mr. and Mrs. Laird as teachers and loved them both. Teachers touch lives and they both truly touched mine and so many others. You were one of the good guys!

    Susan (Smith) Wright-Class of 1975

  18. Rest in peace, Mr. Laird. Mr. Laird was my Chemistry teacher in 1971 and I loved the way he could apply the topic to everyday life (with the help of Sam Cuellar’s questions). He had a great sense of humor and helped me stay on the A honor roll with some extra tutoring. I loved both Mr and Mrs. Laird and they will always be part of my wonderful high school memories.

  19. Ronnie & Brenda Uptmor Price

    Our condolences to the family,
    We have lost one of the kindest hearted men and best educators we have ever known. Mr. Laird was by far one of our favorite teachers at CHS. He would go far beyond the normal to help others succeed and always kept things interesting. Mr. Laird, you were greatly admired and will be missed but never forgotten.

    Ronnie &Brenda Uptmor Price

  20. Mark L Frazier

    Condolences to the Laird family. Mr. and Mrs. Laird were among the best teachers I ever had–they made their subject matter come alive! It was hands-on science and government lessons every day in their classes! Mr. Laird, you were a tremendous influence in my life and I will carry your influence to the end. Thank you. Rest in peace, sir!

    Mark Frazier
    Class of 1978

  21. Tracie Holobaugh

    Mr and Mrs Laird will always hold a special place in my heart. Both were extraordinary teachers, definitely in my top 5 best. We were also neighbors for 21 years….. many conversations over the back fence were had, and I’m sure the Holobaugh kids provided lively entertainment for The Lairds. Thank You Eric for sharing your parents with so many…… The streets of Lacy Lakeview will be lonely ….

  22. April Parrish Casey

    Prayers are with you Eric my friend. I am heartbroken I can’t be there in person. Although I never had Mr Laird as a teacher ,I had the pleasure of getting to know him through Eric. What a wonderful man. He was always kind to everyone and will be missed.

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