John H. McLaughlin, 86, died April 3, 2013, at Twin County Regional Hospital in Galax.
He was born Aug. 9, 1926, in Barre, Vermont to George and Cecelia McLaughlin.
Surviving are his wife Alice, of the home; son, George (Sandra) of Winston Salem, N.C.; daughter, Mary (Rogers) of Woodlawn; sisters, Wilma Corte of Barre, Vermont, and Mona Booe of Charlotte, N.C.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held on Saturday at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. with Pastor Titus Anderson, Bishop Keith Russell and Bishop David F. Risch officiating. Military rites were conducted by the Hillsville VFW
Post 1115. Burial was in Wilkinson Memorial Cemetery.
A guestbook is available online at www.vaughanguynnandmcgrady.com.
Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Funeral Home Chapel is serving the family.