Lance Ralph Laird of Miami died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at his home after an illness.

He was 64.

Mr. Laird was born Feb. 22, 1945, in Miami to dudley James and Ruby (Ross) Laird.

He lived in Miami for six years, moving from Los Angeles, Calif.

He was a Vietnam War veteran of the Army.

He worked as a machinist at Cinch Connections.

Survivors include one son, Nick Standing of Los Angeles; one daughter, Sandy Laird of Sherman Oaks, Calif.; one brother and his wife, Lamont and Rebecca Laird of Miami, and one sister and her husband, Elissa and Bert Patahdal of Pink.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami.

The Rev. Geoff Buffalo will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami.