March 8, 1925 ~ February 22, 2005
Born in: Buncombe Co., NC,
Resided in: Fairview, NC
Fairview – John R. Laughter, 79, of Garren Creek Road, was called home, Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at the Asheville VA Medical Center. A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Homer and Vesta Brank Laughter and also was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. He was an Army veteran of W.W. II, serving during the liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp. He was a master carpenter and helped with the construction of many fine homes in Buncombe County. He is survived by his wife, Agnes Marlowe Laughter; daughter, Darlene Laughter McNair of Asheville; son, Aubrey Laughter of Fairview; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and two brothers, Richard Laughter of Chino, Calif. and Bill Laughter of Fairview. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian conducted by the Revs. Don McNair and Jerry Wilson. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 pm Thursday at the funeral home on Long Shoals Road. Memorials may be made to Mountain Care Services, 68-A Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803 or to Home Based Primary Care General Post Fund Account, Attn: Voluntary Service, VA Medical Center, 1100 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805.