Cecil Loftis, 66
Funeral services for Cecil Loftis, 66, of Gainesville, were held Dec. 16, 2017, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Jimmy Kyle officiating. Mr. Loftis died Dec. 13 at his home, surrounded by his family.
He was born Nov. 17, 1951, in Gainesville, the son of Sonnie and Freda Friend Loftis. He was a 1969 graduate of Gainesville High School. On Aug. 29, 1969, he married Katherine Bias. He retired after 20-plus years from Baxter Lab and became a full-time farmer. He enjoyed caring for his animals and spending time with his wife, sons, grandchildren and countless friends.
He is survived by Katherine, his wife of 48 years; his son Brian Loftis and wife April, daughter-in-law Jenice; eight grandchildren: Andee, Mahali, Gracie, Evan, Jacinda, Makinna, Dryden, and Brienna; three great-grandchildren; sister, Nancy Steele; mother, Freda Loftis.
He was preceded in death by his son, Brad Loftis; his father, Sonnie Loftis: his grandmother, Laura, and cousin Jerry Lyons.
Burial was in the Loftis Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Robert Burns Masonic Lodge #496 in Gainesville and left at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville.