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Philip David McLaughlin

MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. ó Philip David McLaughlin, 87, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours on Thursday, June 3, 2021, after a valiant fight of complications from surgery. He was born in Ralston, Pa., son of the late Howard McLaughlin and Viola Soper McLaughlin. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Stacia Lynn McLaughlin; his sister, Arletta Cromer; his brothers, Ken, Harold, Bill and Edward and his best friend, Reedy Martin. Phil was a Veteran of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division.

Phil is survived by his wife, Jeanette Greene McLaughlin; his children, Cassandra Bird, Darrel McLaughlin and wife, Brenda, and Tracy McLaughlin and wife, Tammy; his grandchildren, Alex (Jared), Kevin (Desiree), Calob (Tammy Mae), Christina (Devin), Carrie (Jonathan) and Tamela (Greyson); his sister, Echo Ward (Ralph); his brother, Gerald McLaughlin (Esther); and a number of nieces, nephews, and close friends.

A graveside service celebrating Phil’s life was held on Monday, June 7, 2021 at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery, Mount Holly. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Angels by visiting https://www.holyangelsnc.org/donate.

Condolence messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.woodlawnfuneral.org. Woodlawn Funeral Home of Mount Holly. Woodlawn Funeral Home of Mount Holly is caring for the McLaughlin family.