HOT SPRINGS — Robert (Bob) L. McLaughlin, 81, of Hot Springs, Ark., passed away Sunday June 23, 2013. He was born August 12, 1931 in Eudora, Ark. to the late Jake and Mable McLaughlin. Bob served in the United States Air Force. He was the president of United Papermakers International Local 735. Bob was a life member of Pine Bluff Blue Lodge 69. He was the past captain of Sahara Motor Patrol and served as potentate of Sahara Temple in 1989 and 1990. He was also the past president of the Pine Bluff Bowling Association. Bob was a member of the Quarter Century Club. He retired after 42 years at International Paper and worked for the Oaklawn Racetrack for 10 years after retiring to Hot Springs. He was a member of the Hot Springs Shrine Club and was also a faithful member of Oaklawn United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his best friend and wife of 43 years, Sue Martin McLaughlin; sons, Rick McLaughlin, Brian L. Wolff, Jeff A. Wolff (Beckie); daughters, Myra Hardy, Marcie Sites (David); brother, Dale McLaughlin; sister, Lula Hayward; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. Wednesday with service immediately following at 11 a.m. at Oaklawn United Methodist Church with Rev. Fred Hunter officiating.
Honorary pallbearers include Sahara Motor Patrol, James H. Williamson, Jr., David Oliver, John Want, Bob Maus, and Glen Reynolds.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Oaklawn United Methodist, 216 Higdon Ferry Road, Hot Springs, Ark. 71913.
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