Scott Edward McLaughlin, 58 of Taylorville, passed away at 10:30pm on Friday, September 3, 2021 in his home. He was born on November 17, 1962 in Taylorville, the son of George and Doris E (Matson) McLaughlin.
Scott was a member of the Owaneco United Methodist Church and previously worked at the Christian County Mental Health Workshop. He had a love of sports and participated in Special Olympics for many years and also enjoyed playing basketball, bowling, bike riding, and roller skating. Scott also enjoyed working on puzzles and listening to music including the Beach Boys and Alvin and the Chipmunks.
He is survived by his mother: Doris McLaughlin of Owaneco; brother: Stephen (Dolores) McLaughlin of Taylorville; sisters-in-law: Jane Everett (Bill) and Kathy McLaughlin and her son Mark Calloway and his children, all of Owaneco; nieces and nephews: Matthew McLaughlin (Lyndsey) and their children Brynna and Madeline, Jarrod McLaughlin, Tara Kowalczyk (Jason) and their children: Kyle and Colin, Chad McLaughlin (Kelly) and their children Briar and Mikayla Brown (Mike), Michael McLaughlin (Krissy) and daughter: Hadley, and Mandy Boehler (Dave) and children William and Abigail; and special friends: Mary and Danny Speagle, LeVeta Haddock, and Selena Horn. He was preceded in death by his father: George McLaughlin and brothers: George William McLaughlin and Dennis L. McLaughlin.
The funeral service for Scott will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Diwan Tiwade officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service and burial will be in the Owaneco Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Owaneco United Methodist Church or the Christian County Mental Health Association.
McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Scott, or condolences to his family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.