of Jackson, Michigan, age 66, died Sunday, May 13, 2018 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. He was born February 27, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of John H. and Audrey (Harris) Loftis. Dick was a member of the Stockbridge High School class of 1970. He worked at Central Fiber, QED Environmental Systems, and in many aspects as a handyman, in lawn care, and in the building trades until he had a major stroke 13 years ago. He was an active member of Chelsea First Congregational Church, where he helped with the building and grounds, and enjoyed visiting with the congregation. Dick loved people, and church was one of the highlights of his week. He loved spending time outdoors, including hunting, fishing and attending gun shows. Dick also liked American history, war movies, and woodworking.
On June 10, 1978, he married Nancy Hepburn in Gregory, and she survives. Other survivors include his mother, Audrey Loftis of Pinckney; his children, Michael of Chelsea, Damon (Melissa) of Clinton, Kristy (Phillip) Pinter of Ida; one sister, Linda Loftis of Pinckney; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father in February, 2007, and his brother, David Loftis.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 17, noon, at First Congregational Church, 121 E Middle St, Chelsea, MI 48118, with Pastor Joe Jeffreys officiating. The family will receive friends at Cole Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, 5-8 pm, and at the church from 11 am-noon before the funeral. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his family or the First Congregational Church of Chelsea.
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