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Dennis Lee McLaughlin

January 25, 1953 — September 25, 2021

Waco, Texas

Dennis Lee McLaughlin, 68, of Waco, passed away Saturday, September 25, 2021.  A Visitation with the family will be 5-7pm Wednesday, September 29th at Grace Gardens Funeral Home Parlor.  A graveside service will be 3:30pm, Saturday, October 2nd, at Centerville Cemetery.

Born January 25, 1953 and a free spirit by nature, Dennis lived in Colorado quite a few years before moving back to Waco to be close to family. He loved Colorado and enjoyed the area there so much.  Dennis enjoyed the simple things in life and had a very sweet soul and disposition.  He will be missed by all and memories of him will always remain fondly in our hearts. Rest in peace Dennis and know that you will always be loved.

Preceded in death by his loving mother, Mary McKandles Watson Carter and father, Robert McLaughlin.  Grandparents, Custa and Cleo McKandles, and Robert and Pauline McLaughlin.

Leaving behind: sisters, Kathy Lindsey and partner Lisa Martinez of Hewitt, TX., Beth Sutton and husband Brad of China Spring, TX.; nehews, great nephews, nieces and a great niece; brothers, Randy McLaughlin and wife, Lucia from Guanacasta, Costa Rica, Michael Royal and wife Pat from China Spring, TX., David Royal and wife Lisa and family from China Spring, TX.; daughter, Mary McLaughlin Davis aka “Sweet Pea” and husband Milton from Alexandria, Louisiana and grandchildren, James, Penny, and Willow; Stuart McLaughlin of Conroe, TX., and grandchildren Jonas, Evan, Asher; and beloved pup Trixie.

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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Grace Gardens Funeral Home

8220 Woodway Drive, Woodway, TX 76712

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Graveside Service

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Starts at 3:30 pm (Central time)

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