It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of one of the original founders of the Laine’s bait legacy, my grandfather, Thomas Ashby Laine Sr. He passed away early Sunday morning surrounded by family and loved ones. He was a great man and touched many lives as I am continually reminded by the endless stream of memories from not only my family, but community members, fishing and hunting buddies, and the many, many returning customers to Laine’s Baits. At the heart of every memory shared is a man who was the essence of kindness and would give the shirt off his back if needed. Grandpa, I’m really going to miss shrimping and fishing with you.