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McLaughlin, Earl LeRoy

McLaughlin, Earl LeRoy

December 14, 1946 — November 5, 2020

Earl LeRoy McLaughlin, 73, passed away peacefully on November 5, 2020, at home with family surrounding him.

Earl was born December 14, 1946, in West Plains, MO. He met his loving wife Jeanne in 1964 and they were united in marriage on November 26, 1966. They shared a love that could not be described in words.

Earl's career as a crane operator spanned 25 years at Midwest Terminal. He also worked as an over-the-road truck driver 10 years and following retirement drove a truck helping his son Rocky start his business in 2001.

Earl, fondly known as E-Mac, had the most amazing personality and never knew a stranger. He loved his family and friends more than anything. He had a spirit like no other and he will be truly missed by all. Words can't express how grateful and lucky we are to have had him in our lives.

"I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel"
Maya Angelou

Earl was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Zelphia McLaughlin; brother, Harold McLaughlin; and son, Tony McLaughlin.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jeanne; daughter, Lisa Raley and husband Terry; son, Vince McLaughlin and wife Jessica; son, Rocky McLaughlin and wife Christa; sisters: Violet McLaughlin, Doris McGaugh and Kathy Reynolds. He also leaves twelve grandchildren he adored: Darrion McLaughlin, Joshua McLaughlin, Gracie McLaughlin, Maycie McLaughlin, Drew McLaughlin, Vincent McLaughlin, Josie McLaughlin, Michael Gentry, Sammantha Raley, Tyler Raley, Levi McLaughlin and Cody McLaughlin; and great grandchildren: Emmie Lou Gentry, Ava McLaughlin, Tucker Raley and Saylor McLaughlin.

Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm Tuesday, November 10, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, November 11, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery in Excelsior Springs.

Service Information

Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm Tuesday, November 10, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, November 11, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery in Excelsior Springs.

McLaughlin, Earl LeRoy's Guestbook

Earl was one of the best man we ever met . I'm gonna miss taking care of him an beings his donuts to him ,taking with him was great he reminded me of my dad Thank you for everything earl I'll miss you so much love Morgan

John Raw an Morgan Harris

E Mac was one of a kind. His easy smile and ornery look he had, is a memory I won’t forget. Always had a kind word, and to us, he was just sweet. We will miss you very much. Love Aunt Lisa & Uncle Cliff

Cliff and Lisa Morrison

Earl was such an amazing man and always had a smile for us. We will miss him dearly. Love and prayers for you all.

Jed and Pam Johnston

Rest In Peace Earl!

Nikki Seely

There are no words to express, my feelings. Earl was a good friend, quirky fellow and sweet guy. He made you feel, you were the most important person around, when you were with him. He had a smile that lit up the room, a sense of humor, that no other person had and could be kind and serious, when the need was there. Everyone, who went to school with him, has memories and stories of his escapades. Love and prayers, for his family. πŸ™πŸ™

Judy Barnes

Love you, Uncle Earl

Jenni (Higgins) Uzynski

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