Eugene E. Laughlin

Alton 01/09/2019

Eugene E. Laughlin, 90, died at 6:44 a.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at OSF St. Anthony’s Health Center in Alton. 

Born August 4, 1928 in St. Louis, MO, he was the son of Oscar Laughlin and Helen (Stougton) Laughlin.  Mr. Laughlin served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from the Olin Corporation in East Alton from the quality control department.  He attended Sanford Avenue Baptist Church in Alton.  On May 23, 1953 he married the former Hazel Schroepfer.  She survives. 

Also surviving are three children, Robert Laughlin of Alton, David Laughlin of Alton, and Gail Gray (Jeff) of Alton, four grandchildren, Ryan Gray, Katie Medlock (Ryan), Dillan Laughlin, and Robert John Laughin, two great grandchildren, one brother, Paul Laughlin of Alton, and a sister, Lorraine Derby of Bethalto. 

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald “Buzzy” Laughlin. 

All services will be private with burial at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. 

Memorials may be made to Sanford Avenue Baptist Church. 

Gent Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook and information may be found at

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Gent Funeral Home

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