Raymond " Jake " Loftis, 76 of Borger died Sunday April 22nd in Borger. Celebration of Life will be 2: 00 pm Saturday April 28th at Minton Memorial Chapel. Cremation was under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Jake was born July 11, 1941 in Lanesville, TX to George and Rachel ( Williams ) Loftis. He served in the US Army during Viet Nam where he received four accolades National Defense Medal , Viet Nam Service Medal, Viet Nam Campaign and Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of Jim Hall St. Church of Christ He worked as an operator for Natural Gas then mowed yards. He married LaWanda Coffer August 30, 1973 in Borger and would have been married 44 years this year. He loved sports and gospel music. He was instrumental in getting Booker T. Washington School designated as a State Historical Marker. He served on the alumni committee reunion of Booker T. Washington and was responsible for getting the Booker T. Washington Community Building. He coached Tri City Youth Football.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother James, sister Joanna Loftis and a half brother Donald Scallion.
Surviving is his wife LaWanda. Son Jaime R. Loftis and wife Jacey of La Porte, IN. Brothers George Loftis Jr., Robert Loftis and wife Martha and Charles " Pete " Loftis all of Borger. Sisters Melba Brooks of Dallas and Georgia Brown and husband Eugene of Pampa. Step sister Jean Scallion of Borger Grandchildren Kirstan Faith and Terrance Loftis.
Gone but not forgotten. My heart goes out to the Loftis family on the passing of Jake. He will be missed.
Oliver ClementMidwest City, OK
Prayers for the Loftis family as another brother passes. The Lord's strength and comfort for all as the days pass. We will miss our good neighbor and friend.
Tommy and Linda CountsBorger, TX
God bless and be with your families at this time and always praying with you for comfort.
Anita DicksonBorger, TX
I am so sorry to hear of Raymond passing. Lawanda, I will keep you in my prayers.
Cindy (Elliott) BarberFRITCH, TX
LaWanda, Jamie and family....there are no words at this time, but God is there. Rest in heaven, dear Jake!
Loretta DardenMesquite, TX
Family we are truly sorry for the loss of your love one, and extend our love and prayers to you in the days to come. May the Lord comfort and strengthen you all.
Love Christene (Loftis) Hart & Family
Penny RobertsHENDERSON, TX
Sorry LaWanda to hear of Raymond' s passing. He was always a very caring man. I enjoyed working with him and getting to know you and Jamie. My thoughts and prayers are with you through this time.
Pauletta RhoadesDumas, TX
So very sorry for your loss !!!!
Patsy Harbin, TX
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
Jon & Jennifer McKinneyBorger, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with Raymond's family as they grieve his passing. May the Lord get you through these difficult times in a way that only he can.
Forrest and Mary Alice CraigMoreno Valley, CA
We are so very sorry for your loss. Raymond will certainly be missed by so many.
JB and Mary Jane McDougleBorger, TX
Words cannot express what we are feeling right now! You will be greatly missed. My prayers go out the family right now may God wrap his loving arms around you guys and provide comfort in this time. We love you guys
Lonnie and Trena Dickson and familyBorger, TX
Our thoughts and prayers for Raymond's family. Raymond was a wonderful friend and co worker for many many years. Rest in peace!
Rick and Donna IrvinStinnett, TX
GOD speed,MY OLD FRIEND.iam going to miss visiting with you,ill still keep looking for your ole white pickup,loaded with lawn mowers to drive by and honk.
bob edborger, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May God bless you greatly with His love.
Brad and Cathy Carpenter
Brad and Cathy CarpenterBorger, TX
To all the family: May God give each of you comfort and peace in your time of need.
Jerry & Cathy HuntBorger, TX
To the Loftis Family My prayers go out to you all.May The Lord Comfort You during this time of sorrow.Borger just won't be the same with the passing of another Loftis....
TO Jakes's family may God fell you needs in this time of pain and may Jake RIP in the name of Christ
Jimmy Hall JrGlenn Heights, TX