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Richard “Dickie” McLaughlin

Richard Karr “Dickie” McLaughlin passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the Bowers Hospice House after several months of illness, suffering from pneumonia and blood clots.

He was born on January 8, 1945, to Richard Karr and Jean Pritchard Mclaughlin.

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Richard Karr “Dickie” McLaughlin passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the Bowers Hospice House after several months of illness, suffering from pneumonia and blood clots.

He was born on January 8, 1945, to Richard Karr and Jean Pritchard Mclaughlin.

Richard was a long-time member of the Edgewood Presbyterian Church, a graduate of Lewisburg High School, and served in the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam. Richard retired from The Greenbrier hotel after many years of service. He and his late wife, Lynn, were active members of the Edgewood Presbyterian Church, and they loved to travel. Through the years they enjoyed many trips with family and friends. He was a lover of nature, was an avid gardener, and loved to hunt, fish, and hike the Appalachian Trail. He was an animal lover, and he and his late wife adopted many, many cats, dogs, and other animals.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lynn; infant sister, Betty Jean; infant brother, William Karr; several cousins, aunts, and uncles; two brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; and several friends.

Survivors include sisters-in-law and husbands, Leila and Kenneth Boothe and Jean and James Smith; cousins; nieces and nephews; many friends; and special friends and neighbors, Judy, Harold, Wayne, and Oretha.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at the Rosewood Cemetery, with the Rev. Larryetta Ellis officiating. Interment will follow the service. He will be laid to rest beside his loving wife, Lynn; his parents; and young siblings.

Online guestbook can be signed at www.morganfh.net.

Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary originally published in the October 24, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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