Dr. Edgar Stockton Laird, born October 14, 1937 died on June 19, 2019, of cancer.
He was preceded in death by his first son Edgar Jr., his first wife Connie, his daughter Mary Lou and his parents Sam and Mary Bob Laird. He is survived by his wife Judith, his son Brennus, his granddaughter Keri, his brother, Ernest and wife Sue and their children Roy, Eric, and Nana, as well as his cousin John (Thumper) Millican.
Edgar, a Rutgers University PhD, was a Professor Emeritus at Texas State University who retired after forty-eight years in the English department. A San Saba boy called Roscoe; he embraced his small-town roots even as he achieved renown as a medieval scholar who specialized in the history of science with an emphasis on astronomy. Known on campus and off as a humble man who cherished his books and lived in his mind, he will be remembered as a man loved by his students, colleagues, friends and family.
A memorial service will be held at Pennington Funeral Home at 3:00 pm on Friday, June 28, 2019
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the English Department at Texas State University: English Department, Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666
Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com