Thomas L. Laughton, Sr., 74, of Freeland, passed away on March 14, 2019 at Covenant Medical Center. He was born on November 8, 1944 to the late Henry J. and Marion M. (Thurston) Laughton. On February 15, 1964 he married Linda A. Tripp and they had 55 loving years together.
Thomas worked at Midland Area Garages as a body man for 14 years. He then worked as a custodian at Midland Public Schools, for 28 years. He was also a co-partner in Tom and Jerry’s Body Shop. He enjoyed playing the drums in a band, playing guitar, camping, hunting, country music and puttering on his 1929 hotrod.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Linda, children, Tammie Laughton and (Mike), Thomas Laughton, Jr., Kenneth (Lisa) Laughton, grandchildren; Heather (Nick) Lovell, Amanda Morgenstern, James (Ashleigh) Laughton, Jeffrey, Jessica, Matthew, Jessie, Eric (Maiden), Alexander Laughton, great grandchildren; Zaiden, Rowyn, Azaaria, Asher and Guen. He is also survived by his siblings, Jaqueline Jasman, Charles (Rebecca) Laughton and in-laws, John Tripp, Julie (Timothy) Metzger, Bonita Allen and Darlene (Russ Thomas) Woodcock, many nieces and nephews and his beloved pets, Dixie Belle, Sammy, Whiskers and Tigger.
Thomas was predeceased by his brothers; Richard Laughton, Gerald Laughton and James Laughton, sister, Carol Moore, and in-laws, John (Lillian) Tripp, Larry Tripp, Paul Woodcock, Betty Laughton, Deanna Laughton, and Marjorie Laughton.
A Funeral Service will be held at Smith-Miner Funeral Home, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Dan Youmans of Lighthouse Body of Christ Church officiating. Friends may visit with the family at Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Monday, March 18, 2019 from 4-7pm and on Tuesday from 10 am until the time of service. Burial will take place at New Hope Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Midland Humane Society or to the family in his name.
On line condolences may be left at smithminer.com.