---- — DANVILLE — Charles William McLaughlin, 87, of Tilton, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.
Born Feb. 20, 1926, in Fountain County, Ind., he was the son of Charles E and Olga H McLaughlin.
Surviving him are five children, Pamela (Chip) Barnett of Illinois, Charlotte Musson of Missouri, Tracy (David) Rusk of Illinois, April (Don) Samol of South Carolina and John Charles McLaughlin; nine grandkids; and 15 great-grandkids.
Charles was preceded in death by his loving wife, Elizabeth Ann; his father and mother; three brothers; and two sisters.
Charles was a WW II Navy veteran. He retired after 33 years from General Motors as a millwright. He served as a Master Mason for 50 years and was a lifetime member of Catlin Lodge 285. He enjoyed gardening, flowers, mushroom hunting, working with wood and travelling to Florida.
He will be sadly missed by his daughters his son and his extended family.
A celebration of Charles’ life will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Sunset Funeral Home, with Bill Fulton officiating. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Friday at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charles’ name to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
Following the committal service at Sunset Memorial Park, those in attendance are invited to come and celebrate Charles’ life at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1949 N. Bowman Ave., Danville. Refreshments provided.