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Matthew Preston Laird Sr.

Matthew Preston Laird Sr. known to most everyone as “Matt” passed away September 2, 2022 at the age of 42 years.  He was born January 8, 1980 in Farmington, Missouri the son of Ronald and Jacquline (Crowley) Laird who survive.

In addition to his parents, Matt is survived by his wife; Amanda (Bales) Laird, his son; Matthew Laird Jr., his sister; Amy Robinson, his niece; Natasha Browers and his nephew; Jerimiah Robinson as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Matt was a 1998 graduate of Arcadia Valley High School.  Matt loved spending time with his son, Matthew.  He also enjoyed going to dirt track races, deer hunting, and being a country boy.  Matt never met a stranger – being friends with everyone he met.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 4, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. from Bryson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Hagerty officiating.  Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. prior to the service.  Interment will be in Graniteville Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.  Online condolences may be made to the family at


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