LifeNotes: Reggie “Mac” McLaughlin Passes

Reggie Joseph “Mac”McLaughlin, a longtime industry booking agent, passed away Oct. 10 in Lebanon, TN. He was 73.

McLaughlin was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during Vietnam. Following his service he spent nearly five decades as a booking agent, working with artists including George Jones, Conway Twitty, Vern Gosdin, Loretta Lynn, Keith Whitley, Lorrie Morgan, Confederate Railroad, The Kentucky Headhunters, Johnny Lee, Janie Fricke, Gene Watson and many more.

The son of the late Bernard Henry and Wanda Lorraine Pickering McLaughlin, McLaughlin was also preceded in death by his brother, Bernard Henry McLaughlin, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Vicki, his brothers James Michael McLaughlin and Mark Alan (Cheryl) McLaughlin, his children Kevin McLaughlin, LuDon Webb, Stacia Berchem, Kristie Windham, Jonathan (Jennifer) Schoffner and Kelly Bartlett, 17 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at Bond Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Wilson County Veterans Services Office, 304 East Main Street, Lebanon, TN, 37087 or New Leash on Life, 507 Jim Draper Blvd., Lebanon, TN 37087.

Visitation will be 12-2 p.m. Saturday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN.



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