Fred Brison Laughter was born March 7, 1943, in Polk, NC, to Daniel and Ada Laughter and passed away in Crossville on Jan. 5, 2017. Fred was a professional carpet layer and artist of his own business. He enjoyed music in all aspects especially singing and playing the bass guitar in his own band. Fred loved to play poker and lottery tickets. Fred was kindhearted, enjoyed taking care of others and loved telling jokes to see people laugh.
Fred is survived by his wife, Waneta Laughter; sons, Thomas Brison Laughter (Keithanna), Joseph Laughter, Robert D. Squires and Rockney Tyler (Leight); daughters, Vickie Laughter and Sally G. Whaley (Johnny); grandchildren, Roman Laughter, Logan Wiborn, Jessie Big Low, Heather Marsh, Ryan Tyler, Kiefer Tyler, Stacee Robinson and Dillon Swan; several great grandchildren; and sisters, Fay Rennaker, Jeanelle Teal, Christine Shook, Mary Lou Bowling (Roger) and Elizabeth Walden (Lamar).
He is preceded in death by his mother, Ada Laughter; father, Daniel Laughter; brother, George Laughter; sister, Marion Galloway; and granddaughter, Holli Tyler.
The family received friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 9, 2017, at Alloway Baptist Church with a service following. Burial was held at Reed Cemetery.
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on  January 9, 2017