Jerry D. McLaughlin, 83, of Belle Center, Ohio passed away Saturday, November 27, 2021, at his daughter’s home in Lebanon, Ohio with his wife and daughter by his side.
Jerry was born in Lewistown, Ohio June 24, 1938, to the late Cevera E. and Sarah (Lykins) McLaughlin Sr. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Cevera E. “Junior” McLaughlin and his nephew, Jeff McLaughlin.
Jerry is survived by his wife Jean Ann (Alloway) McLaughlin of Belle Center whom he married April 4, 1970. He is also survived by his children: Jenna (Steve) Leopold of Lebanon Ohio, Rick (Robin) McLaughlin of Bonita Springs, Florida, and Terry (Dan) Rumley of Plainfield, Indiana; grandchildren: Lauren and Tracie Leopold, Linda (Brian) List, Josh (Erin) Rumley, and Nick (Patience) Rumley; 5 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Patricia McLaughlin of Bellefontaine, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.
Jerry was a barber at Indian Lake for over 20 years. He later became one of the first 200 Americans hired at Honda and took great pride in his 20+ years working for the company. He had three loves outside of work: family, sports, and music. He was an avid sports fan, playing football and softball in his early years. He loved to root on his Ohio State Buckeyes and New York Yankees, always dressed in his team apparel with a bag of chips and a Pepsi in his favorite chair. He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Bellefontaine.
Jerry exuberated joy everywhere he went, always offering a witty comment, a handshake, or a hug. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Friends may call Monday, December 6, 2021, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Belle Center.
His nephew, Pastor Philip Davis, will officiate Jerry’s funeral Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m.
Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery in Belle Center.
Flowers are welcome.
The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Belle Center is honored to serve the McLaughlin family.