Billy Kent McLaughlin, the son of Paul and Helen M. Vap McLaughlin, was born March 8, 1943 in Edgar, Nebraska. He departed this life on Friday, July 26, 2019, at his home in Edgar at the age of 76 years.
Survivors include his lifelong companion, Ruth McLaughlin; daughter, Deana Nacke and husband Paul; sisters, Sharon Kenley, Linda Bruns and husband Donnie, Gayle Lamb and husband Leonard; brother, Craig McLaughlin; sisters-in-law, Georgia Hillen and husband John, and Barb Jensen; nieces, nephews other relatives and a host of friends.
An informal gathering will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Edgar American Legion. Pastor David King will share a few remarks and hopes there will be some stories to be told. Military honors will be presented at the Legion. Private family burial will be held at the Edgar Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to the Clay Center Critter Care for dog spay and neuter and/or the American Legion #248 and/or the Edgar EMTs. The family requests that all that attend please dress casually. Condolences may be sent to the family at wmsfh.com. Williams Funeral Home of Edgar is in charge of the arrangements.