Ramon M. Laughter (1919 - 2017)

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    - Bill Kotlan
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Col. Ramon M. Laughter (USAF Ret), 98, passed away peacefully on August 2, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 1, 1919 in Morales, Texas and raised in Edna working in ranching and home building before joining the US Army in WWII.

Colonel Laughter's military career spanned 25 years in the Army Air Corps and US Air Force. He served during both World War II and in Korea, receiving numerous war time decorations, including the Bronze Star and the Meritorious Service Award. He spent most of his career in military intelligence, electronics and avionics and retired as a Colonel in 1966.

In July 1946 he married Reba McFee and their Air Force life took them and their family all over the world before building their retirement home in Montgomery, Texas where they became well known fixtures in the community. He served many years as Chairman of the Montgomery Historical Society and Chairman of the Montgomery County Appraisal Review Board. He also served on the boards of both the Conroe and Lake Conroe chambers of commerce and served three US Congressmen on their Military Academy Selection Boards.

"The Colonel" was recognized by everyone that knew him as a man who loved his family and country, was of strong character and integrity, amazing talent, and dedicated servant leader. He will be sorely missed by his family and community.

He is predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Reba, He is survived by his children Rebecca Ray, Ramon L. Laughter and wife Diane, and Randall Laughter and wife Beverly, seven grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren.

The family wishes to give special thanks to long time caregiver and friend Becky Dahl.

Funeral services will be at the Sam Houston Funeral Home in Montgomery on Monday, August 7, with visitation at 10:00 and service at 11:00, with interment at the New Montgomery Cemetery followed by a reception.

Donations may be made to the Montgomery Historical Society, P.O. Box 513, Montgomery, Texas 77356 or the Conroe VFW Post 4709, 1303 West Semands Street, Conroe, Texas 77301. You may leave written condolences at www.shmfh.com.


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