Interment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery #2, Rayne.
Surviving are his wife, Roberta C. Guidry Laughlin; one son, James Larry Laughlin, Jr. and wife Marilyn Robinson Laughlin of Monroe; two step sons, John Brent Guidry and wife Brenda Daigle Guidry of Church Point and James Michael Guidry and wife Donna Olivier Guidry of Church Point; one sister, Sybil Laughlin Dupuis and husband D.J.; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; six great grandchildren; five step great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Jacob James Laughlin and Agnes Arceneaux Laughlin; his first wife Asyawella Hebert Laughlin; two sisters, Lilly Laughlin Jones and Mary Jane Laughlin Milton; one brother Paul Arceneaux.
He was born Sunday, August 8, 1926 in Rayne, LA, Son of the late Jacob James Laughlin and the late Agnes Arceneaux.
He was a member of St. Vincent De Paul and on the Board of Peoples Credit Union for 16 years.
Friends will be received 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M., Saturday, December 22 and 9:00 A.M. until Services, Sunday, December 23, 2012. at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc., Rayne, LA.
Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337) 334-3141.