Byron B Lofton

1948 – 2015

Lofton, ByronByron B. Lofton passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015, in OKC. Byron was born April 3, 1948, in Cleburne, Texas, the son of K.T. and Frances Lofton. He was cherished and loved by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 43 years and the love of his life, Linda. He is also survived by his two brothers and their wives, Gary and Lynn Lofton and Bobby and Chery Lofton, and nieces and nephews and their spouses, Katie and John Witmer, Kurt and Ruth Lofton, Eric Lofton, Tamara and Garrett Petty, Valery Lofton, Brandy and Dustin Potter, Mandy Matthews, and Jacqui and Alonso Matthews-Orozco. He leaves behind four grand nieces and one grand nephew. His cousins Daniel Belk, Debbie Bowles, Jo Lezlie Fischer, Jane Jones, Bruce Ledbetter, and Carolyn Walter. He was predeceased by his parents.

After graduating from Vernon High School in 1966, he attended Midwestern University in Wichita Falls, Texas. He entered the Army in April 1968 and was the 100,000th new soldier to be processed through Ft. Bliss, Texas, and was given special recognition. Byron completed training as a HAWK missile crewman and was assigned to A Btry in Kimpo, Korea. After his military service he worked for over 22 years at Swaco Geolograph as an electronic technician before retiring. Byron was a hobbyist deluxe. He enjoyed making model airplanes, cars, ships, and loved to work with wood. His memorial service will be held Saturday, June 13th at 2:00 p.m. at Southern Hills Christian Church, 3207 S. Blvd., Edmond, OK. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southern Hills Christian Church Tree of Life, American Diabetes Association, and the Arthritis Foundation.

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  1. Byron and Linda have been my friends for close to 30 years. Though our lives have taken us different directions over the years, our paths have always brought us back together. As The Salvation Army would say, Byron has been “promoted to Glory.” So congratulations to Byron, but condolences to Linda. See you both down the road.

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