JAMES EUGENE LAING
MUSCATINE, Iowa - James Laing, 61, of Muscatine, passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2021.
Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.wittichfuneralhome.com.
James was born on November 4, 1959, in Iowa City, the son of James and Shirley Laing. He married Rose Oxley. They later divorced. He was engaged to Jill Lovell.
He spent 3 years in the United States Army, stationed in Germany. James was a very hard worker. He worked for Tyson Foods for many years until retirement. He was a roofer for many years after that and managed the Woodland Trailer Court.
He enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, playing cards, and spending time with his family.
James is survived by his fiancé, Jill Lovell; two daughters, Justine Laing and Adrianna Laing; two step daughters, Angie Smith and Jackie Smith; four step sons, Joseph, Alexander, Jonathan, and Christopher Lovell; six grandchildren; one great grandchild on the way; two brothers, Kevin Laing and Terri Myer; and ex-wife, Rose.
He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Shirley Laing; paternal grandmother, Margery Laing; father-in-law, Herbert Oxley; brother-in-law, Raul Chavera, Kevin Oxley, Joseph Oxley, Brian Oxley and wife, Terri; niece, Jenny; and great niece Micah.
He was a very caring man who would do anything for anyone. James will be missed by all.
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