Paul Morgan Laird

March 13, 1955 - September 12, 2020
Paul Morgan Laird


Paul Morgan Laird, age 65, of Leland, NC, passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

Paul was born in France on March 13, 1955 to Earl Laird and Marjorie Morgan Laird.

Paul lived in Thailand, Mississippi, and later Fayetteville, N.C. He graduated from UNCW with a degree in history.

After graduation, he had a 22-year career with the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. Later he served the Boys and Girls Homes at Lake Waccamaw, the Fort Fisher State Historic Site, and the Moores Creek National Historic Site in Corporate Development.

Paul was passionate about history and had a special interest in the Civil War and Revolutionary War periods. He traveled across much of the U.S. visiting various battlefields and historic sites. He also traveled to Europe on multiple occasions visiting many castles, museums and historic locations.

Family was the most important thing in Paul’s life. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Jordan Laird; two sons, Matthew and spouse Heather, and Benjamin; one brother, David Laird and spouse Virginia; and one sister, Lisa Laird and spouse Angela Evans. He is survived also by his loyal companion, Bastian.

A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held at the Fort Fisher State Historic site at a later date.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Village Road Chapel, 525 Village Road Leland, NC 28451 910-383-3511


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  • September 14, 2020
    Joanne Bartsch says:
    Paul’s family and friends, I am so deeply saddened by Paul’s passing. I was an APO “brother” with Paul and some of my favorite memories of college center on those times. I am so sorry.

  • September 15, 2020
    Ottis King says:
    Sympathy to the family. He will be missed. Chaplain, George Davis Camp # 3, Sons of Confederate Veterans

  • September 14, 2020
    Stan Register says:
    I only new Paul a short time,but in that time I found him to be a truly great person with a heart as big a as the world. Paul and I became close quickly and often talked about life and personal issues. Paul will be truly missed RIP my friend .To all family/friends my condolences, prayers,strength in knowing he is in God's hands now and knowing he is still watching over all of you.

  • September 14, 2020
    Dennis & Denise St. Andrew Cary, NC says:
    We want to send our heartfelt condolences to Paul's family, and to his friends. We will remember Paul as a good friend, and a true gentleman. Sadly, the Civil War history community has suffered the loss of a true friend and unwavering supporter. We will always think of Paul as "Mr. Fort Fisher" for all of the good work he did there. Paul--Rest in Peace & thanks.

  • September 14, 2020
    Barbara Leonard Burch says:
    I too was one of Paul's fraternity brothers in APO. We had a great time in old Galloway Hall. My prayers are with the family.