Gary Allen Laughlin

Gary Allen Laughlin

2/18/1948 – 2/2/2016

After a long valiant war with illness and pain, Gary Allen Laughlin graduated to his eternal reward on February 2, 2016. His wife of 42 years, Bea ‘Hotcakes’ Laughlin (who lost her ‘Syrup’) and their 2 daughters, Airaka ‘Barney’ Laughlin and Tammy (Wamskin) Pitkin survive him. Also surviving him are his: Son, Reese Pitkin, Grandson, Kolt Pitkin , Sister, Susan Shinpaugh, Brother, James DelaMorton & many more family and friends too numerous to list. Gary loved his family and Jesus until his last breath. Even though his last few years were filled with pain he never lost his joy or fight to live. He will be greatly missed for his knowledge and love of all things auto related. Gary was an artist and not just your run of the mill body and fender man. He also loved to travel & was planning trips from his hospital bed days before he left for heaven. His family plans to take these trips in his memory. Gary would have been pleased to know he was buried on February 12, the anniversary of his daughter Annette ‘Winnie Mini’ Laughlin’s death. The family even suspects that he may have arranged this with the Lord’s help. Heaven and all those that went before him, of whom he greatly missed of late, wrapped him in their loving arms and said ‘Welcome Home’. Although he is home he will be greatly missed by those who loved and knew him. The world has lost a burning bright light and will never be the same again.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be sent to:

Adopt a Vet                                                                                                                                                               680 S. Rock Blvd. Reno, NV 89502

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  • Yes Gary will be greatly missed.
    My friendship with Bea and Gary started after a lunch meeting regarding advertising for his mobile repair business and Gary said “Well Praise the Lord”. I turned on a dime and asked are you Christians and they both said yes and the adventure began. The bible says “Iron Sharpens Iron” and it does. He spoke into my life numerous times and will never be forgotten.

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  • Jennifer Greene (Brukardt)
    February 6, 2016 6:46 am

    Bea “Mom”, Mrs. Tammy & Family, and Airaka;
    My must sincerer condolences to all of you. I am deeply saddened by the loss of your husband, daddy & grandpa. I know just how much he Loved all of you unconditionally. Gary “Dad” was an AWESOME role model/mentor to all who got to know him & love him. May we all keep his spirit alive within us as we travel through our earthly life; until we can be with him again in heaven. Lots of Love and Continued Prayers. Jennifer Greene & Family.

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  • Tammy Laughlin-Pitkin
    February 7, 2016 12:29 pm

    I still can’t wrap it around my brain that you are no longer here with us BUT I do know that you are in heaven now and someday you will be there to meet me at those glorious gates, so in the meantime I will continue my journey here and cherish every hug and “I love you” that you have given me until that time comes.
    Thank you for being a real & true father to me, but most of all a God loving father that loved Jesus that means the most to me. I love you daddy!!!
    Heaven got a AMAZING man!
    You have left a legacy that will never be forgotten!

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  • My Darling Gary, I’m so happy for you that you are finally with your Heavenly Father, the only father you ever really knew. I know how you longed to see the face of your Saviour and how this old world held no glitter for you anymore. You fought the good fight you, you kept the faith, you ran the race, and now you have crossed the finish line! I am so blrssed and honoured to have walked through this life with you for 42 years, it was not nearly enough time! I will always cherish the fact that you and God allowed me to introduce you to Jesus Christ! Yours was the purest and most profound conversion and transformation that I have EVER WITNESSED! Being a preachers kid (pk) one can easily take conversions for granted…not so with you! I will miss you so much, but I know I will see you in the morning! I know you are safe, so I will not say goodbye, I will say see ya later honey.

    Your Blondie

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  • Airaka Laughlin
    February 8, 2016 6:08 pm

    My Sweet Daddy, I seriously can’t imagine a world without you in it. As days go by since you left us I still can’t believe you are gone. I keep expecting to wake up one day and this will have all have been a dream. My heart is conflicted. I am angry that you are gone and mad at God. Then I am happy you are no longer in pain or enduring torment and grateful to God for taking you. I just want you back so bad. I want you to be healed of all your sickness and be here with us. That is my selfish side. I know you would want us to go on without you and continue a faithful walk with God. And I will Papa, because I plan to see you again one day. That day will be amazing. Right now my heart aches cause I am going to miss you so much. I love you!
    xoxox
    Your Barney Always

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