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Obituary for Jeffrey Loftin

Jeffrey  Loftin

Mr. Jeffrey Eugene Loftin of Searcy, Arkansas, formerly of Newport, departed this life on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the age of 49. He was born June 2, 1969 in Newport, the son of Elton Harold Loftin and Judy Linda (Neldon) Loftin.
Jeff was a 1987 graduate of Newport High School, and worked at Pontiac Coil in Searcy. He enjoyed cooking, building model airplanes, and watching football. Jeff was an avid fisherman, and loved spending time with friends and family laughing and talking.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Christopher Scott Loftin; his paternal grandparents, Juanita (Stokes) Loftin and Harold Loftin; and his maternal grandparents, Joe D. Neldon and Lina Mae (Beard) Neldon.
Jeff is survived by his wife, Diana (Beers) Loftin; his father and stepmother, Elton and Shelia Loftin of Newport; his mother, Judy Loftin of Searcy; one son, Zachary “Tyler” Dane Loftin of Newport; one daughter, Ashley Mae Katherine Loftin and fiancé, James Murray, of Boston, Massachusetts; the mother of his grandchildren, Kylie Williams of Bradford; four step-sisters, Kathy Odom of Newport, Karen Metzger of Newport, Lorrie Tubbs of Tuckerman, and Christy Beshears of Tuckerman; two grandchildren, Drake Steel Axel Loftin and Lelanie Mae Brynn Loftin; many other relatives and a lifetime of friends.
Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel, with funeral services following at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be in Sandhill Cemetery.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.
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