Harold L. McLaughlin

Harold L. McLaughlin, 77, Kearney, MO, passed away May 15, 2020 at his home.

Mr. McLaughlin was born October 4, 1942 in West Plains, MO.  He worked at UPS and was a Teamster member for 43 years, 22 of those years as an officer/agent, later as vice president and president of Local 41.  Harold loved his home and enjoyed spending time working around the house, mowing the yard and caring for his dog, Bandit.  He was a member of Northern Hills Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Zelphia McLaughlin.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; son, Donald (Bren) John McLaughlin; step-sons, Robb (Theresa) Arnold, Jeff (Leona) Arnold, Mick (Crystal) Arnold, and Todd (Jodie) Arnold; sisters, Violet McLaughlin, Doris McGaugh, and Kathy (Ronnie) Reynolds; brother, Earl (Jeannie) McLaughlin; many grandkids, great grandkids, nieces, nephews, and so many friends.

A private family graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Fairview Cemetery, Kearney, MO.  A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Northern Hills Baptist Church, 17211 NE 180th St., Holt, MO 64048.

Arrangements in care of Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Kearney.

Our Sincere Condolences

Harold was one of the finest man I have ever had the pleasure of knowing & work I will miss him, my heart goes out to his family. Love you Harold.
Ralph Norton

Deeply sorry for your loss. I worked with Harold and he brought me through some tough times much of which was self created. He was always there when I needed advice and help. He was the man that made me proud to be a Teamster. He did not have an issue calling me a dumb ass and I did not have an issue hearing it. I consider myself lucky to be able to have called Harold my friend.
Mark Benson

Definitely one of the good ones. Will miss his chuckle and smile.  RIP my friend.
Richard Strahle

Harold was a fine man. He was admired and respected by many, including myself. His smile and grin were his trademarks. A pleasure to know and work with.
Tony Finazzo

Worked many years together and was a great friend. Lord knows I kept him busy with grievances. He was truly helpful. We had a lot of fun years ago. Hope to see you in heaven one day. God bless.
Mike White

I cannot say enough words of the respect that I have for this man and all the things that he taught me. He was a friend and will be greatly missed.
Leland Cox