Paul David Loftis Sr., 80 years, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away peacefully in his sleep Friday, January 17, 2020.
He joined the Air Force in 1956-1960. He worked as a hydraulics specialist on KC-97 Tankers. He was stationed in Germany for a short time, then stationed in England, where he met the love of his life, Rita. They were married and had two children before returning stateside and having two more children. He was a hard worker. He worked many jobs before finding the right fit working as an apprentice at a newspaper and later becoming a pressmen and retiring from the Indianapolis Star News.
His hobbies were bowling, playing horse shoes, darts, checkers, skip-bo, and dominoes. He loved wood working as well. He made many shadows and bird houses.
He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana at Methodist Hospital on September 20, 1939 to Guy Olaf Loftis, and Pauline Mildred Loftis. His mother passed 17 days later. His mother, awhile later, was Margaret Isabel Hazlett Tingle Loftis.
Paul is preceded in death by his daughter, Amanda Elizabeth, and wife Rita.
He is survived by his children James Olaf Loftis, Paul David Loftis Jr. and daughter
April Meloney Bremer. Grandchildren Amanda Loftis, Elizabeth Babbs, Jacob Loftis,
Jared Loftis, Ryan Bremer, and Stephanie Bremer, and 17 great grandchildren.