Paul McLaughlin Obituary, Death Cause – The funeral will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 17th. Retired family doctor Dr. Paul Eugene McLaughlin, 64, passed away from an artery thrombosis on Thursday, May 18 in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. McLaughlin attended Eminence Independent High School and graduated in 1976. He went on to get a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 1980 and his medical degree from the University of Kentucky in 1984. The University of Kentucky and the Trover Clinic in Madisonville, Kentucky are where he served as an intern throughout his medical schooling. At Mary Chiles Hospital in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, Dr. McLaughlin was the chief of staff. He worked as a family doctor and an adjunct professor at the University of Kentucky Medical School until he retired in 2022.
The Irish immigrants Eugene Patrick and Sarah “Iris” Elizabeth (Doherty) McLaughlin died on May 18, 1957, before their son was born. He was a standout high school quarterback and multi-sport athlete when his family relocated to Eminence, Kentucky. Dr. McLaughlin attended the United States Military Academy after graduating from high school; he excelled throughout officer candidate training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Dr. McLaughlin went to medical school and got his degree from the University of Kentucky, where he excelled. Dr. McLaughlin started his own private family practice in 1987. His 35 years of service to Mt. Sterling residents are evidence of his sincere care for them. He fought in amateur bouts and worked as a ringside doctor for the Kentucky Boxing Association for many years. Dr. McLaughlin was a man of unyielding moral conviction and honor.
He had a heart for helping others and was dedicated to his family, friends, and community. In Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. McLaughlin attended Macedonia Christian Church. He loved his Irish roots, thoroughbred racing, and Kentucky bourbon, and he was also an enthusiastic skydiver, gardener, climber, polo player, clogger, and semi-professional spike ball player. Brother Brian (Melinda) McLaughlin of Lexington, Kentucky; brother Dan (Robin) McLaughlin of Vero Beach, Florida; sisters Colette (Ted) Draffen of Wilmington, North Carolina; and Brenda (Damon) Gividen of Shelbyville, Kentucky; and many nieces and nephews also survive him.