Joseph Garfield Laird of Inverness, Florida passed away 8/4/2020 after a brief illness at his home. A celebration of life will be set at a later date for family. He was born 12/27/1932 in Cochocton, Ohio to Alex and Jean Laird. He graduated from Timkin Vocational High School. He went into the Navy and served during the Korean War. He met his wife Patsy on leave while visiting his family in Canton. They married while he was stationed in San Diego. His wife, Patsy was his world. He worked for Danner Press in Canton, Ohio from 1956-1964. He also worked for Williams Printing in Atlanta from 1964-1999 until he retired. He was preceded in life by his wife Patsy and 2 brothers, Alex Laird and Roger Laird. He is survived by his 7 children; Debi Torres, Jeff (Fran) Laird, Bryan Laird, Vicki (Ric) Rumley, Mike Laird, Gina Robinson, and Robin (Dawn) Laird and 3 siblings, William Laird, Steve Laird, and Cheryl Laird.