John “Jaybird” Raymond Laird II 51, of Wilmington, NC passed away on April 11, 2017.
Everyone who ever met Jay was immediately and deeply touched by his unconditionally
caring soul. He had no enemies, only friends. One of his passions was cooking and he
“knew a little something” about Texas barbecue… just ask the hundreds of folks who have
had the pleasure of sampling his tasty cuisine. Being a welder by trade, Jay would never
consider a “store bought” cooker. He would instead design and build from scratch his
ingenious masterpieces, and quite often offer them as gifts to family and friends. This
world will not be the same in his absence as he will be sorely missed and never forgotten.
Rest easy Jaybird, we love you dearly.
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