|Raymond "Ray" D. Laughlin|
|July 03, 1942 - December 25, 2010|
|Visitation: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, IL|
|Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1307 17th Avenue, Moline, IL|
|Vigil Service: 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, IL|
|Interment: December 29, 2010 at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island |
| Raymond “Ray” D. Laughlin, 68, of Milan, IL, passed away Saturday December 25, 2010, at his home.|
Services are 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moline. Burial with military honors will be at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, where a rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Raymond was born July 3, 1942, in Aledo, IL, a son of J. Donald Laughlin and Katherine A. Reedy Laughlin. He married Meredith “Mickie” M. Bacon on December 19, 1980 in Milan.
Ray was a U.S. Army veteran. He worked at McLaughlin Body Co. for 22 years. He later was a distributor for the Quad City Times newspaper for many years. He founded and was owner of Flame Tamers, Milan, served as president of the High Cliff Estates Homeowners Association, and was a member of the Milan Police Auxiliary for 22 years.
He was an avid collector of toys and helped sponsor the annual toy gun show at Pythian Hall in Milan. Ray also participated in 22 area parades each year.
Surviving are his wife, Mickie Laughlin, Milan; children (and spouses), David Lee (Chloe) Laughlin, Kewanee, IL, D.J. Laughlin, Davenport, IA, Denise Kroeger, Davenport, Tammy Neeley (Tab Wyatt), Rock Island, IL, and Lonetta Neeley, Moline, IL; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; siblings, John (Barbara) Laughlin, Milan, IL, and Sue (Pat) Keefe, Cincinnati, OH; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Ray is preceded in death by his parents, mother-in-law, Helen Bacon, sister-in-law, Christine Bacon, and nephew, Sean D. Bacon.
From the members of the Class of 1960 Rockridge High school our deepest sympathy to the family of a departed classmate, Ray Laughlin.
-- Alberta Taylor Beattie
Ray will be deeply missed by everyone, especially the Highcliff Home Owners Association. Ray was always there to help others in need. God Bless him and his family.
-- James Nelson
I was so sorry to hear about your husband and your mother from Linda Clewell. My prayers are with you and your family.
-- Linda Theis
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
-- Wanda Chance-Samier and Donald Samier
Thank you Mr. Laughlin for your militry service.
-- Grateful Citizen
So sorry for your loss! Ray was a strong supporter of the Rock Island Labor Day Parade. His great sense of humor and enthusiasm for life will be missed!
-- Mary Chappell
DEAR MICKIE AND FAMILY,I WAS SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT RAY, HE WAS A GOOD GUY,I WORK WITH RAY A LOT OF YEARS ON THE M.A.P.D. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS SAD TIME...KENNY& KAY DAVIS
-- kenny davis
Mickie, Just spoke with Pam Barks today and found out about Ray. Just to let you know you and your family are in our prayers. Ralph and Lucy Wilshusen
-- Ralph and Lucy Wilshusen
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Mickie and with all of Ray's family.
-- Teresa and America Ziegler
Dear Aunt Mickie: was so very sad to hear the news of Uncle Ray. I remember him with joy and fondness and one of my earliest life memories was your wedding day. My heart aches for your grief over the last couple of weeks. Please know that you are very much in my prayers. ♥
-- Jessica Myers
It was a pleasure to serve and work with Ray on the Milan Auxilary Police department. Many smiles...Skate Ranch, snowplowing. Our hearts are saddened at your loss. Prayers for strength and comfort.
-- Randy & Rita Gosney
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your husband.
-- Peggy Weatherly Schneider
Sorry to hear of Ray's passing. He was always a great guy to talk to at the Toy show every year.
-- Terry Dumerauf