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Greenoaks Funeral Home & Greenoaks Memorial Park

9595 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA

OBITUARY

JOSEPH W SALARD

September 13, 1934May 18, 2020

Salard, Joseph Winston “Papa”, on May 18, 2020, he was called by the Lord to join his wife of fifty years, Patsy Johnson Salard, who preceded him in death from cancer in 2009. He is survived by their three children, Allyson W. Salard, Jeffrey W. Salard, and Brooke Salard Leggett, her husband Matthew Leggett and their son James T. “Jamie” Leggett. Also survived by his sister, Wynona Hammond, and preceded in death by his parents, seven sisters and two brothers. Born September 13, 1934 to Anna and John Salard, he grew up on a small farm in central Louisiana. He graduated high school, subsequently left Louisiana College to enlist in the U. S. Navy and served a tour in the Korean War on a destroyer. After being honorably discharged, he returned to Louisiana. He met Patsy in Baton Rouge, and they married in 1959. He worked in law-enforcement in Baton Rouge as an EBR Deputy Sheriff, Louisiana State Trooper and retired from the EBR District Attorney’s Office in 1988. He leaves heartfelt thanks to all his friends both in and outside of law-enforcement for their help, support, and loyalty over the years. He was an incredibly talented bluegrass musician. Recognized for his extraordinary ability to make a fiddle sing, he could also play other instruments such as the banjo, guitar, mandolin, and double bass. Never learning to read music, he could play any song “by ear” after hearing it once. To those gone before: “Godspeed”. To those still here: “Meet you down the road somewhere later on”. Peace. A visitation will be held at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70815 on Friday, May 22, 2020 from 5:00PM-7:00PM. A graveside service will be held at Greenoaks Memorial Park on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 10:00AM with a visitation beginning at 9:00AM. Family and friends are invited to visit www.greenoaksfunerals.com to sign an online guest book.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 22, 2020

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 23, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, May 23, 2020

Memories

JOSEPH W SALARD

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Steve Shelton

May 24, 2020

Sorry for your loss, mom just told me. Remember them playing music and visiting y’all in town. Steve

Wanda & Al Cook

May 22, 2020

Jeff, we are so sorry for the loss of your dad. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Your dad was a very special man and I know that your family will miss him greatly. He went home to be with your mom and is now truly happy again. I pray that knowing that will give comfort to you and your family.

Sharon Flaccomio

May 22, 2020

Dear Brooke, we were sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Keeping you and your family in our prayers. Sharon & Louis Flaccomio

Teresa McCrory

May 22, 2020

You are in our prayers. We have missed Mr. Winston since he moved into the nursing home. Christmas before last we took him a basket of goodies from our church family. He looked so good and seemed so happy. There was another family there and they had kids and he gave them the candy that was in the basket informing us very quickly that he could not have that because he was diabetic. But he will be greatly missed by us. Thanks for sharing him and your mother with us for a time. They will be together once again.
love ya'll
Bubba and Teresa

Ben Ben Hurley

May 21, 2020

I am sorry for your loss.I will never forget the enjoyment and fun that we shared playing music together Those times brightened my life.

Wendy Salard

May 21, 2020

Such an honorable man. His character shows and will live on through his 3 children. I used to love to go visit. I would sit on the floor in the living and listen to him play his music. I had the opportunity to live with them for a short time. I will never ever forget the influence that "Uncle Joe" had on my life.

Bruce Salisbury

May 21, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with Jeff Salard and his family. He always spoke fondly of his father and was always told to "keep your head on a swivel" by his dad. My condolences to the Salards.

Tracy Lott

May 21, 2020

It was a pleasure to take care of your dad. I will miss my little buddy. May God bring you peace

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