GOLDTHWAITE - Funeral services for Bill Laughlin, 59, of Goldthwaite, will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at the First Baptist Church in Goldthwaite, with Doug Holtzclaw, Butch Foster and Cliff Marion officiating. Burial will follow at Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home.

He died Oct. 1, 2008, at his home in Goldthwaite.

He was born Oct. 12, 1948, in Brownwood, to J.W. Laughlin and Elaine (Collier) Laughlin. He was married to Donna Heins Aug. 24, 1969, in Dallas. He lived in Mills County most of his life. He was a Baptist and a music director at the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Laughlin of Goldthwaite; his son Eric and Kelly Laughlin of Houston; two brothers, Bob and Holly Laughlin of Dallas, and Ron and Jan Laughlin of Austin; a brother-in-law, Johnny Heins of Louisiana; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.W. and Elaine Laughlin; and a son, Joel Laughlin.

Memorials may be given to the Joel Laughlin Scholarship Fund at Goldthwaite High School.