October 2, 1937 ~ July 4, 2020

Born in: Coleman, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Henry “Lynn” Laird, 82, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020, in Round Rock, Texas. 

Lynn was born October 2, 1937, in Coleman, Texas to J.T. and Lillie (Rucker) Laird.  He graduated from Coleman High School in 1955 and was an avid Boy Scout earning the rank of Eagle Scout.  He attended Texas A&M University and was a member of the Corps of Cadets Squadron II, and a proud member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of ‘59.  He served as a Lieutenant in the US Air Force after graduation, both in active duty and the reserves.  He continued his education by earning his Physical Therapy degree at Baylor University Hospital in Dallas, and went on to practice sports medicine at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.  As an avid football fan, Lynn was honored to earn the opportunity as the head athletic trainer at West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas, where he also earned his Master’s in Education.  He made his home in the Canyon/Amarillo area for many years, where he owned and operated his own physical therapy clinic.  He later relocated to Bryan/College Station (or as he would say “Mecca”) and worked in the home health industry before retiring at the age of 76.  Every fall you could find him cheering on his beloved Texas Aggies at Kyle Field (Whoop!), and he enjoyed supporting many other Aggie teams such as volleyball, basketball and baseball.

As a devout Christian, Lynn was dedicated to his church communities and active in Gideons International. 

Lynn was preceded in death by his brother, James Laird; sister, Inez Floeck; and his parents.  He is survived by his two daughters, who he shared with his former spouse, Judy (Paullus) Laird; Lora Lee Laird and husband Jack Moore of Plano; and Lisa Dyer and husband Rob of Georgetown; one sister, Dale Martin of Austin; one sister-in-law, Marie Laird; and four grandchildren, Madison, Kennedy and Reagan Dyer of Georgetown, and Zackary Moore of Plano/New York City; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

As Lynn would say….”Keep a stiff upper lip” and Gig ‘em Aggies! 

A visitation is scheduled at 5pm on Friday, July 17th at Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers of Bryan-College Station. The funeral service will be held at 11am on Saturday, July 18th at the First Baptist Church of Bryan. 

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to be made to The Gideons International or the Texas A&M Association of Former Students Scholarship in honor of Henry Lynn Laird.

Services

Visitation: July 17, 2020 5:00 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801

979-822-3717
https://callawayjones.com

Room: Bluebonnet Room
Funeral Service: July 18, 2020 11:00 am

First Baptist Church - Bryan
3100 Cambridge Dr
Bryan, TX 77802

979-776-1400
http://fbcbryan.org

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Charities

The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Henry Lynn Laird 's name.

Texas A&M Association of Former Students Scholarship

505 George Bush Drive
College Station, TX
(979)845-7514
https://www.aggienetwork.com/give/onlinegiving/?sc=menubutton

The Gideons International

P.O. Box 97251
Washington, D.C.
1-866-382-4253
https://www.gideons.org/donate?scd=covid19

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  1. To The Laird Family ——
    With regret I noted the obit for Lynn this date on the Coleman Today website.
    What a long and pleasant memory I have of Lynn and his family in Coleman !! Lynn and I were in the same grades in Coleman and both graduated from CHS in 1955. Lynn and I were teammates on the Bluecat Football teams from Jr. High through high school.
    It was with pleasure that I read of his accomplishments at Texas A&M and subsequent endeavors.
    Please accept my condolences for the loss of Lynn.
    Respectfully —-
    John P. Tyson M.D. — Denison, Texas

  2. Loralee/Lisa, my heart goes out to you in this time of loss. I know that you thought the world of your father and hope that you can use the cherished memories to help get you through this difficult time. Sending virtual hugs along with my prayers.

  3. Lora Lee and Lisa, I sending my sincere condolences for the passing of your father. You both made him proud and I know he loved you both dearly. I’m praying for you daily and sending all my love

  4. Lynn was a good Aggie and a pretty darn good football official, too. Mike Smith Canyon Texas

  5. I had the pleasure to intern under Lynn from 1972-75 at W.T. and learned so much from him. Two of the most important lesson’s I learned from Lynn were to always place your hands on a patient to show them you care, and to always research an athletes injury so you know how to develop a treatment plan. You cannot talk with an ex WT athlete or coach without Lynn’s name coming up. He truly made a positive impact in his lifetime!

  6. Condolences on the death of you father and brother. I knew Lynn when he was in the Paramount Baptist Church singles group back in the 80’s. We had some fun functions at his home in Lake Tanglewood I believe. He also provided PT for my shoulder. He was a wonderful man I’m glad I had the opportunity to know. You are all in my prayers.

  7. Lynn was also, my Head Trainer, at WTSU from 1971-1974. He was a” matter of fact” trainer. He gave me a good foundation that allowed me to be a Head Trainer at 2 high schools from1975-1979. All 4 of my boys have gone to TEXAS A&M, and Lynn thought that was pretty cool. The last time I saw Lynn was at a TAMU game in 2018. Rest In Peace, Henry Lynn Laird. Gig’em… Homer A

  8. Dear Lora Lee,
    I’m so sorry about your Dad. God bless you.
    Debbie McDonough Criswell, Tulia, TX

  9. Our family wants you to know that we are praying for you. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Love,
    Lori and Bod Lane

  10. Lynn and I are second cousins that didn’t visit too often but what a wonderful person and great life he led. I know you will miss him
    God Bless

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