William M. “Gramps” Laird

October 02, 1951 ‒ May 21, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

William M. “Gramps” Laird, age 66, of Mount Vernon passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018 at the Knox Community Hospital.

He was born on October 2, 1951 in Coshocton, Ohio. Gramps worked in construction most of his life.  He was an excellent AA counselor for Crossroads for over 15 years.  Gramps enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing pool and attending “Dutchs Church”.  He was a veteran serving in the United States Marine Corps.

He is survived by his step-daughter Kathy (Tim) Boroff; granddaughter, Alexis Kuhn; great granddaughters, Jasmine and Kaylee Anderson; and his very close friends, Jackie (Kevin) Davis, Brian Grey, and Andrew Spaulding.

In addition to his parents, Gramps was preceded in death by his grandson Josh Anderson and his ex-wife Cheryl Dexter.

In keeping with Gramps’ wishes, there will be no calling hours. The family will observe a private service at a later date.

Memorial contribution may be made to The American Cancer Society.

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  • Condolences to Bill’s real family, his mother, sisters, son , grandchildren, and many lifelong friends who were rudely excluded from his obituary. Shame on whoever took the liberty to have Bill’s obituary published without his family’s consent.

  • Thank u very much for the condolences for the family.we really appreciate it we will be having a memorial service later on and I’ll be sure to rewrite the obituary include the family members. thank you so much his life long companion Patricia

  • It did talk about his family the family that was there for him the family that took him to Dr appt the family that housed him the family that supported him took care of him his actual blood family where were they at I known my gramps for over 20 years they never were around maybe that’s why they didn’t do anything no visits no nothing I loved that guy he was my family

    • He loved you very much Brian and I’m thankful for always being able to count on you if we needed anything …. that’s the definition of family the ones that are there for each other not the ones that run you in the ground and throw your personal belongs out!!