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Fred Lamar Laing
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  • Pinecrest Baptist Church
    1285 Ashley Hall Road
    Charleston, , SC 29407

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3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway
Charleston, SC 29414
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“I am so very sorry. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I truly enjoyed running into you both at the grocery store. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Marian Cordray

“Fred was my long time friend and will be missed dearly.Please accept my condolences. ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Jack Dorman - Charleston, SC

“Fred (or Mr Laing as I knew him between my ages of 10 - 14) was like a second father to me as Tom and I grew up together between 1959 - 1963. And...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: John Brown (Norris) - VA

“Fred (or Mr Laing as I knew him between my ages of 10 - 14) was like a second father to me as Tom and I grew up together between 1959 - 1963. And...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: John Brown (Norris) Gjvik, Norway

“Uncle Fred will be greatly missed! May God bless you with peace and good memories! ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Bonnie Laing Schneider - Cary, NC

“Barbara----Am most sorry about Fred's passing, and I was touched by what was said at his funeral. He always treated me with respect and was upfront...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Andy Anderson - Charleston, SC

“Barbara, So sorry to hear that Fred passed away. I have many good memories of him over the years. Paul Moore ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“You will be truly missed. RIP now. Your family are all in our thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Wayne and Jenny Baker - Okatie, SC

“You will be truly missed. RIP and Aunt Bobby you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Wayne and Jenny Baker - Okatie, SC

“Barbara and Family:There are no words to express my sadness in seeing Fred's obit in the newspaper yesterday. He was such a fine man and we...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Kathryn Cox - Charleston, SC

“Marcia and I send our sincerest condolences to the entire family. Barbara, we are thinking of you at this time and remembering Fred so fondly. Marcia...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Harvey Spar - Charleston, SC

“Barbara,Words and Deeds were 2 great things Fred always displayed.Seeing the 2 of you together meant so much to me.May God Bless You. ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Larry Shirley - Charleston, SC

13 of 17 | Posted by: Phyllis Laing - Johns Creek, GA

14 of 17 | Posted by: MIKE AND VICKIE LAING - PHOENIX, AZ

15 of 17 | Posted by: eddie weekley - mount pleasant, SC

Fred and Barbara, happy to be sharing the joy of Christmas with all the neighbors, every year! “Love and prayers, as always. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Karen Kinard - Tallahassee, FL

“TOM,sorry to hear about your father. Haven't seen you in a long time, hope things are going well. Hope to see you at the reunion.Yours truly. Ted...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Teddy Miller - Charleston, SC

Fred Lamar Laing, 90, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Barbara Burbage Laing, entered eternal rest Saturday, February 18, 2017. His funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 22, 2017, in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Pkwy., at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Live Oak Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the chapel Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Fred was born March 5, 1926 in McRaeville, Georgia, son of the late Robert Mitchell Laing and Cora Gray Laing. He attended Mercer College and the University of Georgia. He served 2 1/2 years in the U.S. Navy and was a World War II veteran. He worked in the Life Insurance and Mortgage Loan business with Jefferson Standard, Durham Life & Independent Life Insurance Company. He was in the Mortgage Broker business for over 50 years. He was also the property manager for Charlestowne Office Park.

Fred was a former member of the following: West Ashley Sertoma where he was a charter member, Hibernian Society, Elks Lodge, Jaycees, Charleston Life Underwriters Association, Country Club of Charleston, Porter Gaud Association, and the Charleston Licensed SC Real Estate Broker Association.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Barbara Burbage Laing. He always said his wife, Barbara, would have many a jewel in her crown. She was at his side providing strength and support every step of the way. That part of the vow that says "in sickness and health" has a new meaning now.

Fred is also survived by two sons, Robert Thomas "Tom" Laing of Columbia, SC, and John Mitchell Laing of St. Simon, GA.

He is also survived by his brother, Harry L. Laing (Daphne) of Greensboro, NC; sister-in-law, Betty B. Martin (Grady) and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bernard and Gloria Dyal.

There were four special people in his lives that he loved very much and he considered as his grandchildren: Brian Burbage, Charles Burbage (Liz), Chris Burbage, and Crystal Burbage; great-grandchild, Charlotte Burbage. You meant so much to PaPa and he loved you all so very much.

Fred also loved all of his nieces, nephews and cousins. A special thank you to T.L. Lacey and Betty Ann Lacey (niece) for always being there and helping out throughout his life. He loved both of you very much and appreciated everything you did for him and Aunt Bobbie.

He would like to thank his sister-in-laws and brother-in-law, Betty Martin, Bernard and Gloria Dyal for the countless hours of love and support during his many trips in and out of the hospital.

He was preceded in death by his beautiful, loving granddaughter, Elizabeth Gower Laing, whom he loved and adored with all his heart.

He was also preceded in death by his brothers: James R. Laing (Mae), and Hubert A. Laing (Jeanette); and his brother-in-law, Grady H. Martin; and nephews: Newton "Dinky" Baker and Ricky Allen Baker.

He will be remembered by his family and friends for his quick wit, easy smile and his gentle loving heart.

Memorials may be made to Pinecrest Baptist Church, 1285 Ashley Hall Road, Charleston, SC 29414.