Robert R. "Bob" Laughlin Jr.


ROBERT R. "BOB" LAUGHLIN JR.
August 12, 1944 ~ March 1, 2016

Bob Laughlin joined the choir of angels on March 1, 2016. He was 71 years old. A life-long Clark County resident, Bob was born in Vancouver, WA and grew up in Battle Ground on his father's dairy farm. He graduated from Battle Ground High School.
Bob married Barbara Joan Woodworth in 1967, the summer of love, and never stopped loving.
Bob graduated college from the University of Portland and immediately began working at the Port of Portland Marine Department, where he retired after 30 years in middle management.
Bob loved to travel, and he and his family went on many camping trips with the trailer while the kids were young, and then he and Barb traveled together to England, Ireland, Egypt, Israel, Costa Rica, Panama, and all over the United States after retirement.
His dedication to the church was a big part of his life, and he went on mission trips to Alaska and Louisiana, among others, to give back.
Bob is survived by his sister, Patricia of Dallas, OR; his wife of nearly 50 years, Barbara of Vancouver; a son, Rob (wife Victoria) and their son, Josiah of Vancouver; and a daughter, Cindy of Tucson, AZ.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sat., March 5, 2p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 401 East 33rd St., Vancouver, WA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ocean Park Camp & Retreat Center, PO Box C, Ocean Park, WA 98640.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.

Published in The Columbian on Mar. 2, 2016