William Earle Laing Jr. Thu, 09/01/2016 - 11:59pm William Earle Laing Jr., 92, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Born in Staten Island, New York, he was ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today! Read more about William Earle Laing Jr.