James Curtis Laughlin, 70, died Jan. 22. He was born Jan. 6, 1946 in Orangefield, to Curtis Laughlin and Eudolie (Dora Lee) Dequeant Laughlin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Cindy Major and grandsons John James Laughlin, Patrick(Buddy Lee) Wiggins and James Russell (Jimbo) Whitney.

He is survived by his wife Linda Lea (Ginger) Werth Laughlin; sons Curtis Lee Laughlin, Calvin Lewis Laughlin (Cricket) and daughter Candy Morgan (Michael). He is also survived by his sisters Mary Lou Denson, Rita Laughlin and  brother Darrell Wayne Laughlin (Cheri). In addition, he is survived by six grandchildren, four great grandchildren and a special nephew Mitch.

He attended Orangefield High School, leaving early to join the U. S. Army. He retired from the Boilermaker Local 94. James Curtis’, interests were hunting, fishing, gardening, Cajun cooking, feeding the humming birds and his latest love, beekeeping.

There will be a memorial service at 7:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, at the First Christian Church, 915 N. Tannahill, Vidor. There will be a Celebration of Life at the home of Mary Lou Denson on Saturday, Feb. 13,  at noon.

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