Jimmy Dewayne McLaughlin of Judsonia, Arkansas passed away August 10, 2018 in Searcy at the age of 83 years. He was born on April 9, 1935 in Judsonia to the late Richard Henry and Stella Mae McDoughle McLaughlin. He was a faithful member of Clearwater Missionary Baptist Church.
Mr. McLaughlin was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Doyl, Bob and Danny Ray McLaughlin and one sister Doris McLaughlin.
Mr. McLaughlin is survived by his wife of 63 years Wava Colleen Schrand McLaughlin; four children, Robert Dewayne McLaughlin, Sharon McLaughlin, Sheila (Greg) Ross, and Sonya Jo Spears all of Judsonia; eight grandchildren, Marsha Moser, Wave Nicole Fulbright, Darriel McLaughlin, Shawn and Heath Skinner, Vincent and Victor Ross and Dillon Spears; nine great grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Yarbery of New York, Patsy Martin and Dasiel Beaver both of Pleasant Plains along with many nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.
Mr. McLaughlin was a man of the deepest concern and love for his family. He has remained on or near his home place except for the brief time he traveled for work to provide for his family, but returned home and remained until the time of his death. He was proud of each of his children and grandchildren and enjoyed every minute that he got to spend with them. He felt his responsibility to his family was the most important thing in his life and he showed that in all that he did.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Roller-Daniel Funeral Home Chapel in Searcy with interment at White County Memorial Gardens to follow. In lieu of flowers, Mr. McLaughlin requested that Memorials be made to Clearwater Missionary Baptist Church. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/searcy.