Everett Lofftus Jr.

Everett "Sonny" Lofftus Jr.Everett A. "Sonny" Lofftus Jr., 72, of Cuba died at 7:15 a.m. Nov. 30, 2012, at his home.

He was born June 24, 1940, in Macomb, a son of Everett and Mildred Michaels Lofftus Sr. He married Betty Sprinkle on Nov. 25, 1962. She died April 16, 1993. He married Carol Henderson on Aug. 6, 2005. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Linda (and Brant) Taylor of Steger; three stepchildren, Gregory Rowe, Jeanne Rowe and Kristofer (and Nikki) Rowe; one sister, Marjorie Wallace of Lexington, Ky.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

He grew up on a grain and livestock farm near Swan Creek. He started his education in a one-room school then attended public school in Roseville. After the death of his mother when he was age 16, he and his father agreed he could become a truck driver. He drove semi trucks for the next 46 years, retiring in 2004. He trucked in the continental USA and into Canada and Mexico. He also drove locally for Hicks gas and worked as a farm hand. In 1978, he joined Cuba ESDA as a storm spotter and since 2008 has spotted storms from his porch.

He also was a member of Cuba Lions Club and served as an election judge in Joshua Township for many years. He also served as a Putman Township trustee. He was on the board of directors for Cuba Senior Center. After his retirement he also became a driver for his Amish neighbors driving to Wisconsin, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Cuba with Reverend Kenneth Harris officiating.

Memorials may be made to Cuba Senior Center or Cuba ESDA.

Condolences may be sent to www.henrylange.com.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/5/2012

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