Major USAF (Ret.) John D. Laughrey, age 84, Jonesborough, passed away Sunday, December 26, 2021, at Johnson City Medical Center.
Mr. Laughrey was born April 7, 1937, in Napa, California. He was the son of the late Orvil Jackson & Mary Cunningham Laughrey.
He was a member of Jonesborough Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Laughrey retired from the United States Air Force. He was a life member of Military Officers Association of America. He also worked as a Quality Engineer for Hexcel in Arizona for fifteen years.
Survivors include his wife, Emily Laughrey; children, Denise Marie Hays, John Douglas Laughrey, Lisa Clark and Timothy Scott Laughrey; one sister, Joann Armstrong; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Roberta C. Doerges
I remember John as an officer and a gentlema. I knew John primarily through connections with his wife Emily, and through our church worship and musical activities at First Presbyterian, Casa Grande, Arizona. John was always kind and had a great sense of humor. I also remember his love of animals, especially their pet dog. I am sure he will be sorely missed by family and friends. May the Holy Spirit comfort all of those who cared for him.
So sad to hear of John's passing. I worked with John at Hexcel, he was a wonderful engineer. He was so good natured, smart, and would help you any way he could. My heart goes out to Emily and the family. John and Emily were such a cute couple. RIP John.
I had the privilege of working with John at Hexcel in Casa Grande for many years. He was a gentlemen and very skilled at his job. He made the day better when I got to work with him. I admired his military service and the way he treated others. I was blessed to know him. May you remember the happy days with him when the grief weighs on you in the days ahead.
Sad loss, we first met in 1955 while stationed for 18 months at Lajes AFB in the Azores. He was a good friend, many years later we reconnected with Tony Sabia and Wilbert Kemp and we kept Intouch. John always had a good heart and was a gentle human being. Will miss John but not the memories.
So Sorry to hear about John's passing, He was a good man and a very good Quality Engineer, My condolences to his wife Emily and family. I was fortunate to have worked with John during his time here at the Hexcel Corporation in Casa Grande, Arizona. May John RIP.
anthony j sabia guitar player from Somers ct
I was station with John in the Azores with hank and wilbert We shared our life on email after the service.Im so sorry to hear of your lost He was an intelligent and thoughful man RIP John God bless you all
So very sorry to hear of his death. Pray that the Lord will provide peace and comfort to Emily and the family.
Gladys (Noelia) H Velez
Emily and family, I just saw the very sad news in the Casa Grande Dispatch. I am so sorry for your loss and not being able to visit before this sad time. Thanks for communicating with us here in AZ, many that worked and worshiped with you had him in great esteem as well as appreciate being able to let you know how much we care. A hug and my condolences to all the family.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Emily and family. John was a good man he will be missed. I worked with John at Hexcel. R.I.P. John