James Joseph Laird

Born in Dearborn, MI on January 2, 1955

Departed on December 23, 2010 and resided in Nashville, TN

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LAIRD, James "Joe", 55 of Nashville, TN passed away December 23, 2010. He is survived by mother, Joan Laird of Traverse City, MI; loving wife of 28 years Rhonda Laird; children, David and Allison Laird; brother, Ben Lorraine Laird; sister, Gloria Gail Jeff Idama-Laird; nieces, Emma and Marie Laird; A memorial service will be held in July 2011 in Traverse City, MI. In lieu of flowers please make donations to a charity of your choice. WEST HARPETH FUNERAL HOME 615 352-9400 afamilylegacy.com.

6 Comments to James Joseph Laird

  1. melissa and Mike Barnes
    December 27, 2010 12:00 am

    Rhonda and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband,father and friend. I know there is nothing that can be said to ease your pain. Always remember the good times and your love for each other it will help during this difficult time.If we can do anything for you please let us know. We are praying for you and your family. With deepest sympathy.

  2. Debbie Ferguson
    December 27, 2010 12:00 am

    Rhonda and family,

    I am so very sorry to hear about Joe. I know how much you all loved him. You are in my prayers and I hope remembering the wonderful memories you have will comfort you in time. I’m here if you need anything at all.

  3. Kelly Windsor
    December 28, 2010 12:00 am

    I wanted to express my condolences. I was in the Spirit of Gold from ’88-’92, and don’t think I ever saw Dr. Laird without a smile on his face. He was an inspiration to many with his joyful spirit and his amazing talent! Thank you for sharing him with us!

  4. Jim Cabral
    December 29, 2010 12:00 am

    Dr. Laird was an inspiration to all of us in the Vanderbilt Band. I really enjoyed his marching arrangements and I loved Jazz Band under his direction. I learned a lot about music and life from Dr. Laird. He will be missed.

  5. Kris Porotsky
    December 29, 2010 12:00 am

    Dear Rhonda and kids,
    I was so sorry to hear of Dr. Laird’s passing. From my years in the VU band, I will always remember him for his cheerful, upbeat personality. He was an inspiration who will be greatly missed.

    Take care.

  6. Glinda and Rod Hill
    January 1, 2011 12:00 am

    Rhonda and family,

    Rod and I are so sorry to hear of Joe’s death. Please know that you are in our thoughts. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead.