Jerry Loftin

Jerry Loftin, 77, passed away at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at his home in Vincennes.

Jerry was born April 11, 1943, in Laurel, Mississippi, to the late Dewey Loftin and Ruby (Smith) Loftin.

His first wife, Paula K. (Williams) Loftin, preceded him in death. Jerry married Susan (Phillips) Loftin on July 29, 2005, and she survives.

Jerry served and was honorably discharged from the United States Army. He was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church in his hometown of Laurel, Mississippi. In retirement, Jerry enjoyed golfing, playing chess, and reading mysteries, especially anything by John Grisham.

He is survived by his wife, Susan (Phillips) Loftin; and two sons and their spouses, Jerry Thomas and Tammy Loftin of Sumner, Illinois, and, Paul Keith and Mary Loftin of Olney, Illinois. There are four grandchildren, Sarah Kay (Loftin) Pinkston, Jerod Paul Loftin, Elizabeth Loftin, and Zachary Loftin; and two brothers, Larry Loftin and his wife, Charlotte, and Bob Sherman and his wife, Vivian.

Jerry was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbie (Sherman) Blackledge and Gail Clark.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Upper Indiana Presbyterian Cemetery, 2197 N. Old Bruceville Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Vincennes Pet Port.

The staff of the Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home is honored to assist the Loftin Family during their time of loss.