Memorial Oaks Funeral Home & Cemetery

13001 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX


Melvin Audry Laird

March 20, 1934March 19, 2020

Mr. Melvin Laird, 85, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020 in Conroe, TX.

Mr. Laird was born March 20, 1934 in Houston, TX to Hillard and Della Laird and was a longtime resident of Houston and the surrounding area. He graduated from Aldine High School in 1952 and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Melvin loved to play golf in his younger years, and was an avid watcher of golf on television in his later years. He also loved to play cards and to tell a good joke. His sense of humor was outstanding and all that know him can tell of a funny story that he was the main character in or recite some of his jokes. His passion was "doing business" and as an entrepreneur he enjoyed traveling the states as well as other countries meeting people of all walks of life.

Melvin was preceded in death by his son, James Allen Laird, his parents, and his brothers Raymond and Ivan (Arnel) Laird.

His is survived by the mother of his children, Carol Laird, daughters Lane Hamaker and Melva Laird, son Stephen and wife Teresa Laird, sister Jeanette McAfee, grandchildren Amy Laird, Brittany and husband Brian Evitt, Stephen Laird II, Chase Laird-Burkholder, James Laird, great grandchildren Kyleigh, Gavin, Harleigh, Eli, Corbin, Emery, Kaitlyn, Jessica, and a host of family and friends. Melvin will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.

The immediate family will lay Melvin to rest at a private graveside service on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Memorial Oaks Cemetery at 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, Tx.77079

Due to the current COVID 19 (Coronavirus) health concern, a Memorial Service will be held at Memorial Oaks at a later date.


Melvin Audry Laird

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Roy Davis

April 2, 2020

What a loving family man. Our thoughts and prayers to all the family at this time of loss. We love ya’ll, Keith & Roy

Jeanette McAfee (Laird)

March 30, 2020

Dear Carol, Lane, Stephen, Melva and grandchildren: I know this is a very sad and difficult time for all of you but just know that with time, the pain will start to ease. Hold on to the good memories, I have one; must have been in the sixties. After attending church, the entire family went to Melvin and Carol’s for lunch, what a great time everyone had! Eating the good food that had been prepared, talking and laughing with one another and watching all the little kiddos hunt for Easter eggs. That was truly a good day and enjoyed by all. That’s one of my fond memories! May God be with you and console each of you as only he knows how!
Love to all,
Aunt Jeanette

Deborah Pettit

March 25, 2020

Dear Cousins,
I’m sure when our family reflects back on our time spent as a large loving family, and it was a lot.... like every week, Uncle Melvin was there enjoying the times with us. If I close my eyes I can see him smile and can hear that mischievous low laugh/chuckle he had. I always felt love from him and he loved and treated my three boys like they were his grandchildren. May he Rest In Peace

Daryl Laird

March 25, 2020

Uncle Melvin you will truly be missed I remember all the fun summers we all had together in Fairfield at Uncle Neely's cabin. Praying for the family and give my dad a hug for me

Melva Laird-Lawler

March 25, 2020

I am so very blessed to have had Melvin Laird as my Dad! He was a kindhearted man filled with ambition, courage, and generosity. He made the bad times feel good and the good times feel even better with his unique sense of humor. He was an adventurous, bold and fearless businessman. He was an excellent provider who worked hard all his life to take great care of his family and many others as well! Near the end of his journey to Heaven, he said he'd had a good life and a lot of fun along the way but he was "tired". Although I am missing you immensely Dear Dad I'm thankful you are no longer suffering and grateful to have had you as long as we did! Never goodbye, only "see you later"
Love Always, Melva