George R. Laughton Jr., 91, of Beaufort, went to be with The Lord, surrounded by his family on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
George was a graduate of Wake Forest College and received a Masters Degree in Education from UNC at Chapel Hill.
George was a Korean War veteran having served in the US Army. He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Beaufort where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher for over 60 years. He also served numerous terms as Chairman of Deacons and was very active in the Five Loaves Ministry. He retired as General Manager of Huntley’s Building Supply of Beaufort after 42 years of service.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at First Baptist Church of Beaufort with Pastors Don Hadley and David Phelps officiating. Burial will follow at Bayview Cemetery in Morehead City. Due to Covid-19, space will be limited as social distancing and masks will be required at the service. The Funeral Service will be live-streamed on the Noe Funeral Service Facebook page found at this link: https://fb.me/e/3BPouBLIY
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Jean Taylor Laughton of Beaufort; three sons, George R. “Robbie” Laughton III and wife, Mary Katherine of Virginia Beach, VA; John Craig Laughton and wife, Anna Kay of Edenton, NC; Paul Kent Laughton and wife, Rebecca of Durham, NC; five grandchildren, Jeremy Laughton and wife, Ellison of Raleigh; Brett Laughton and Alexis of Raleigh; Carole Sykes and husband, Scotty of Edenton; Lauren Laughton of Durham; and Heather Ohaneson of Oregon; three great grandchildren: Patrick, Evan, and Pete; two brothers, Milton Laughton Sr. and wife, Mary of Beaufort; Raymond Laughton and wife, Sue of Beaufort; brother-in-law Ted Spivey of Cary; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mamie Laughton; and his three sisters, Faye Paul Cherry, Anna Lou Haskins, and Shelba Spivey.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 3:00PM Sunday at the church.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 403 Ann St., Beaufort, NC 28516 or on-Line at:fbcbeaufort.org/online-giving
Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at www.noefs.net
Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.