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Paul Morgan Laird, 65, history buff who worked at Fort Fisher State Historic Site and Moores Creek National Battlefield

Paul Morgan Laird

LELAND — Paul Morgan Laird, 65, passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Paul was born March 13, 1955, in France to Earl Laird and Marjorie Morgan Laird.

Paul lived in Thailand, Mississippi, and later Fayetteville. 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, Fort Fisher State Historic Site and Moores Creek National Battlefield 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 United States while 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 his spouse, Heather, and Benjamin; brother, David Laird, and his spouse, Virginia; and sister, Lisa Laird, and her 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.

Share online condolences with the family at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

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