October 25, 1958 - September 1, 2021
John Patrick Laughlin, 62, of Parachute, Colorado, formerly of Greenfield, passed away on the morning of September 1, 2021 at Hancock Regional Hospital following a short but courageous battle with a brief illness. John was born on October 25, 1958 in Northampton, Massachusetts, the son of James John Patrick and Ethel Joyce (Parsons) Laughlin. John was a 1978 graduate of Knightstown High School. Following high school, he worked for Detroit Steel in Morristown. In 1993, John’s love for airplanes and the great outdoors led to the offer of a lifetime to work with his best friend, Barry Hicks, and live in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. Many enjoyable hours were spent with Barry in his Piper Cub flying over the grande mountains. They also traveled across the country to California to retrieve, return and restore airplanes for Barry’s company, Airborne Again. John’s nature was to be quiet and reserved but conversation could be quickly sparked and fueled with the mere mention of guns as he was an avid collector. He was courageous, trustworthy, and dependable, but most importantly, John dedicated his heart to Christ. To those who were blessed to have John as a friend, they knew it was for a lifetime. Those left to cherish John’s memory include his loving mother, Joyce Truitt of Greenfield; his sister, Pamela Laughlin, who lovingly cared for him, of Greenfield; a nephew, Zachary Dazey of Indianapolis, and a great-nephew, Storm. He was preceded in death by his father, James John Patrick Laughlin. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Sproles Family Funeral Home in New Castle. You may offer the family a personal condolence at www.sprolesfamilycares.com.
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