Jerry Lynwood Loftis

Jerry Lynwood Loftis

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Jerry Lynwood Loftis, 75, of 387 Virginia Ave., passed away peacefully Sunday, June 14, 2015, at his home.

Mr. Loftis was born in Inman on November 28, 1939, a son of the late Vivian Octavia Silver and Arthur Virgil Loftis. He was the beloved husband of Clara (Pritchard) Loftis for over 55 years and was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, a former deacon and maintenance man at the church. He had retired from Inman Mills in 2000 and also worked as a lawnmower repairman. Mr. Loftis was a member of the Inman Masonic Lodge #201, a Shriner and member of the W.O.W Lodge in Greer.

Surviving in addition to his wife is his daughter, Angela Tucker, and her husband, Barry, of Duncan; a son, Gary Loftis, of Spartanburg; a granddaughter, Gillian Tucker, of Aiea, Hawaii; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Larry and David Loftis, and two sisters, Betty Norton and Nona McClure.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Friendship Baptist Church in Lyman from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Services will follow at 3 p.m. in the church conducted by Rev. Steve Durham.

The Paul King Sunday School Class will serve as active pallbearers. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Inman.

The family will be at the home of Angela and Barry Tucker, 110 Christopher St., Duncan, SC 29334.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Friendship Baptist Church, Family Life Center Fund, 1600 Holly Springs Rd., Lyman, SC 29365.

An online guest register is available at:

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Phone: 1-864-877-2076

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