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Jewell T. McLaughlin

Jewell T. McLaughlin

July 16, 1944~July 04, 2024

Jewell T. “Mac” McLaughlin, a beloved retired firefighter, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2024, at the age of 79. Known for his quick wit and infectious humor, Mac brightened the lives of all of his friends and family. He served the Jacksonville community with unwavering dedication for over 34 years, embodying the spirit of bravery and selflessness, while maintaining the sense of humor and care that defined his career.

Mac was born on July 16, 1944, in Jacksonville, FL, where he spent his entire life. He joined the Jacksonville Fire Department in 1969, quickly earning a reputation not only for his skill and courage but also for his ability to lighten even the tensest situations with his legendary pranks. His laughter was a source of comfort and camaraderie among his fellow firefighters, making him a cherished member of the team.

Beyond the firehouse, Mac was a steadfast friend, always ready to lend a hand. His reliability forged deep connections with his neighbors, friends, and family, who knew they could always count on him. Mac’s unique sense of wisdom extended to his friends and family, all who spent countless moments with him on trips or vacations where he was always ready to have fun.

Mac was born to his father Jewell T. McLaughlin, Jr. and Mother Helen McLaughlin. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son Michael L. McLaughlin; his brothers Freddie and Phillip McLaughlin; and his sister Barbara Jean Langford.

Mac is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Connie McLaughlin; their two daughters, Karen Brown (husband Ken) and LeAnne Johnson (husband Jamie); and his sister-in-law, Dayle McLaughlin and his six grandchildren (Sophia, Layla & Kristyna; Natalie, Stella & Stetson), and three great-grandchildren (Easton, Maverick, & Brooks) who were the light of his life, as well as many cousins. He also leaves behind a legacy of laughter, love, and loyalty that will continue to inspire all who knew him.

A viewing will be held at Fraser Funeral Home on July 10, 2024, at 9:00 AM, followed by a service in the chapel at 10:00, and a procession to the graveside service at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens. A celebration of life will be hosted by the family after the graveside service.

Jewell T. “Mac” McLaughlin will be deeply missed but never forgotten. His spirit lives on in the countless lives he touched with his humor, kindness, and unwavering friendship.


Fraser Funeral Home

  • July 10, 2024
  • 9:00 AM -10:00 AM
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  • 8168 Normandy Boulevard
    Fl 32221

Funeral Service

Fraser Funeral Home Chapel

  • July 10, 2024
  • 10:00AM -11:00AM
  • Email Details
  • 8168 Normandy Blvd.
    FL 32221


Gethsemane Memorial Gardens

  • July 10, 2024
  • Immediately Following Service
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  • 800 Hammond Blvd
    FL 32221


Laura Phillips

July 8, 2024, 12:14 pm

My condolences to you all as well as prayers for your peace and comfort! 🙏🏻🙏🏻

Lynette Brown

July 8, 2024, 12:38 pm

I am so happy I was able to spend some time talking to “Butch” as we called him, recently. He was asking me many questions about Ken’s dad, “Dave” and his military career and our marriage. He truly loved his family with all his heart and loved us also. He will be missed every day but the memories will help fill the void. Love to you Connie, Karen, LeAnne and family.

Charlene Altman

July 8, 2024, 1:08 pm

Thinking of you 🤍🙏🏼

Gayle Dingle

July 9, 2024, 4:59 pm

Connie, Karen, Leanne, Jamie, Ken, family and friends, Butch was one of a kind. He was one of the sweetest men I had the pleasure of knowing. Always smiling and happy, He made you feel like you were part of the family and never met a stranger. He was always there for family or his friends. He will be missed by many and his memory will live on forever. Jamie you are such an asset and as I seen you there for my sister when Phillip left us I know you will take care of Connie and be there for her. I pray you all will feel God’s arms around you and know he will not leave you or forsake you. We have an awesome God. Butch we will see you on the other side.

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