James H. Laird
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Stonewall, LA- Funeral services celebrating the life of James H. Laird, 85, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 in the chapel of Centuries Memorial Funeral Home. Officiating will be Dr. Mike Hawkins. Interment will follow in Centuries Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from the hours of 5-7 p.m. at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Laird was born on August 30, 1928 in Shreveport, LA and passed away on January 12, 2014. James was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He worked for Union Pacific Railroad for 35 years as a Brakeman/Conductor until his retirement in 1990. Mr. Laird was a charter member of Elks Lodge #2485. After moving to Stonewall in 1985 he became a member/dispatcher for the Desoto Parish V.F.D. #3.
Mr. Laird was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Left to cherish beautiful memories of James is his wife of 60 years, Mildred "Millie" Laird; daughters, Cathy Evans and husband John and Lisa Heidger; granddaughters, Lisa Nicole Evans, Jennifer Smith and husband Nate, Angela Croft and husband Brandon and Heather Breen and husband Kevin. Mr. Laird is also survived by 7 great grandchildren.
Honoring Mr. Laird as pallbearers will be: Billy Laird, Glenn Laird, Danny Jones, Larry Jones, Terry Jones and Clay Scoggin. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Desoto Parish Fire District #3.
You may share words of comfort with the family by visiting www.centuriesmemorialfh.com
Published in Shreveport Times from Jan. 14 to Jan. 15, 2014