STOCKTON SPRINGS - Jack, age 87, passed away Saturday April 16, 2016 at home with his family. He was born in Searsport, a son of Eliza and Archie McLaughlin Sr.
Jack retired from Greyhound Bus Line with recognition for 36 years of safe driving. As a self-made, civic minded entrepreneur he was instrumental in bringing a new post office and medical center to his home town. As cofounder of Fort Point Cove Inc., he and James Shaver sold land and built homes which brought new residents to the Stockton Springs area.
Everyone loved his personality, kindness and sense of humor.
Jack was predeceased by two wives, Yvonne and Kathleen. He is survived by 3 children, Jack W. McLaughlin Jr. and wife Jane Swiss of Chicago, Laverene M. Davis and husband Jeff of Stockton Springs and Gary L. McLaughlin and girlfriend Sharon Allen of Bangor. He is also survived by grandchildren, Derick McLaughlin and girlfriend Kayla Garcelon, Kevin Reed, Kurt Reed and girlfriend Honey Reid, Sarah Davis and boyfriend Michael Knapp, Jeff Davis Jr. and Melissa Davis. He is also survived by great grandchildren, Joshua Reed, Alexander Woffard, Addison and Harry Davis, and Ava Marie McLaughlin.
The family gives special thanks to his grandson Derick who, along with his girlfriend Kayla, were his primary care givers during his final years of life.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date.
Those who wish may donate in his memory to the Stockton Springs Ambulance Service, 11 Station Street, Stockton, Springs, Me. 04981.