Donald G. Mclaughlin, Sr.
May 2, 1950 - July 29, 2018
Don is survived by his wife, Kathy, 5 children, Don (Kara) McLaughlin II, Megan (Mitch) Hodges, Karen (Jeff) Grimes, Ryan Anderson and Sara (Richard) Lancaster. 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his identical twin brother Ron (Diana) McLaughlin and 5 sisters Marilyn Davenport, Shirley Fadley, Barbara Jones, Sharon (Dennis) Meinberg and Debi (Craig) Doby. Don is proceeded in death by his mother Florence McLaughlin.
Don was born in Fairfield, California and spent his childhood years in the Winters, California area, after graduating from Winters High School Don joined the Air Force and served 10 years. He settled in Oregon, joined the Oregon State Police and retired in 2003 as a Sergeant. He began a second career with May Trucking Company as a Safety/Compliance manager and retired from there in November of 2017.
Don loved life, spending time with family and just having a great time, he loved to joke and kid, kept his wife in stitches with his jokes and funny ways he said things.
He loved collecting coins, police patches and tie tacs from different police agencies, memorabilia from his tours of duty and golfing when he could. But most of all he loved his family and friends. Don had a strong faith in his Lord Jesus Christ.
There won't be a day that goes by that he is not missed.
Don's Celebration of Life will be 2:00pm Monday, August 6th at Salem Evangelical Church (455 Locust St., NE) in Salem. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to: Head and Neck Cancer Alliance, Inc. https://www.headandneck.org/