Jerry Wade Laton, 83, of Albemarle, passed away Thursday December 14, 2017. His funeral service will be 2 PM Monday December 18, 2017 at Lakeview Baptist Church with Rev. Tab Whitley officiating. Burial will follow in Stanly Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends on Sunday December 17 from 6 PM until 8 PM at Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care.
Jerry was born on June 20, 1934 in Stanly County, NC and was the son of the late James “Nub” Laton and Jessie Mae Laton. He graduated from Albemarle High School in 1952 and worked for the North Carolina Department of Transportation as a project inspector for 36 years. Mr. Laton was a 59 year active member of the Masons-Stanly Lodge 348, Albemarle Lion’s Club and a member of Lakeview Baptist Church. Jerry enjoyed playing golf, fishing and was an avid hunter locally and all over the Middle Western States. He will be missed by many.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Linda of the home and his children, Diane Talbert of Albemarle, NC, Eddy (Cindy) Laton of Albemarle, NC, Gail Vaughan of Marshville, NC and Linda’s children, who he loved as his own, Kelley (Lisa) Blalock of Marshville, NC, Cindy (Bobby) Barfield of Norwood, NC, Tracy (Amy) Blalock of Albemarle, NC, twelve grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, a brother Roger Laton of Alabama.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lakeview Baptist Church, 32496 Pennington Rd., Albemarle, NC, 28001.