TERRELL – Rev. Jerry S. Laughter, of Terrell, departed his earthly journey and entered Heaven on Nov. 26, 2013. He was the oldest of three sons, born to the late Woodrow and Pearline Laughter of Kings Mountain. Rev. Laughter graduated from Kings Mountain High School in 1958, attended Gardener Webb College, and graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jerry retired after serving 37 years in the ministry, but remained active in his church. Jerry was known for his loving disposition and giving nature; he never met a stranger. He served the Lord with a strong, steadfast faith which carried him throughout his life, especially during the death of his son, Ken Laughter. We rejoice that he now is reunited with Ken.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Frances Williams Laughter; daughter, Renee Laughter Taylor and husband John of Clemmons; and brothers, Wayne Laughter of Charlotte and Keith Laughter and wife Wanda of Kings Mountain.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. prior to the service.
Funeral service: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Baptist Church, Mooresville
Officiated by: Dr. Hugh Cooper
Interment: Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain
Funeral home: Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, is handling the arrangements.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, may be made to the building fund of Trinity Baptist Church, 221 Ervin Road, Mooresville, NC 28115
Online condolences: www.harrisfunerals.com