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WILLIAM LEON LAFLIN, SR., born January 10, 1921, died November 6, 2008. We are sure that he's thrilled to have a new audience for his jokes and hugs. Beloved husband of Margaret Elias Laflin; father of: Carol Laflin Ahles (Ron), George Laflin (Pam), Jim Laflin, Bob Laflin (Kimberly), Walter Laflin (Mary), Margaret Laflin Loofborrow (Tod) of Wesley, MA, and Chris Laflin (Sandy). Preceded in death by his son, William Laflin, Jr. Doting grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of 1-3/4. Bill was active in Boy Scouts for 50 years Eagle Scout & Scoutmaster. He graduated from Okla. Univ. and served as army radar instructor in Okinawa in WWII. Besides distinguishing himself as an executive at Welex (Halliburton), he is remembered as living life with gusto and humor. Visitation: Friday, Nov. 7, 6-8p, Advantage Funeral Services, 7010 Chetwood. Funeral: Saturday, Nov. 8, 10a Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 6921 Chetwood; followed by burial Forest Park Cemetery, 12800 Westheimer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's name to St. Agnes Academy (st-agnes.org) or Strake Jesuit (strakejesuit.org.).
Published in Houston Chronicle on Nov. 7, 2008
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