Claude James McLaughlin, age 88 of Moody, AL passed away June 8, 2014. Mr. McLaughlin was preceded in death by his wife, Donna McLaughlin, parents, Jim and Elsie McLaughlin and sister, Rachel Bishop. Mr. McLaughlin was a hardworking, loving Daddy, Grandfather, brother and son. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Army. He received the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Stars and the Defense Service Medal. Security guard for 22 years for Carraway Hospital and was a farmer and handyman by trade. He is survived by his daughter, Joy McLaughlin, son, Mark McLaughlin, sister, Edith McLaughlin, brother, Gerald McLaughlin, grandchildren, Micah McLaughlin and Ralyn McLaughlin. Graveside Services were held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 2 PM at Branchville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to Alzheimers of Central Alabama, P. O. Box 2273, Birmingham, AL 35201 or online at www.Alzca.org Visit online at www.kilgroefuneralhome.com Kilgroe Funeral Home, Leeds directing.
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Published in St. Clair Times on June 11, 2014