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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#4 Timothy Wells 2018-05-15 10:27
My thoughts and prayers are with the Loftis family at this time of mourning.

I knew Dick through my friend Damon. He was a good man who liked to help people.

I remember back in college when he took the time to help me with some car repairs that I desperately needed to continue my education and I didn't have any money. That was the kind of man he was if you took the time to know him. I really appreciated that. Thank you Dick.

May you rest in peace with our Lord Jesus Christ in heaven with God the Father. Amen.
#3 Michael Loftis 2018-05-15 09:31
My heart is saddened to read of Dick's heart attack. Few words can comfort in times like this but I pray for the comfort only Christ can give for Nancy, Linda, Audrey and all the family. Wish we could be there, but won't be able to make it. All our love.
#2 Teri MacDonal Decato 2018-05-14 21:53
My deepest condolences Nancy and family.
#1 Gwen Pinter 2018-05-14 20:26
May Dick rest in peace. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Nancy and family.

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