Ben "Sarge" Loftin

Ben Loftin, 62, of Merryville, LA, passed from this life on June 30, 2017.


Ben “Sarge”, went to be with his Lord and Savior three days prior to his 63rd birthday.  Ben was a loving husband, grandfather, father, son, grandson, and brother.  He was employed by Hixson Funeral Home in DeRidder for many years.


Ben enjoyed making people laugh.  He enjoyed watching LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints football, the WWE, and his favorite TV channel, Grit. He also enjoyed spending time with his wife, babies, children, family and friends. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.  Special thanks to Heart of Hospice of Lake Charles.


Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Allie Mae Loftin of Merryville, LA; sons, Philip Douglas Lane and wife Stephanie of Salem, VA, Jeremy Gene Franks and fiancée Kimberly Gill of Merryville, LA, Travis Beavers of Medora, IN and Brock Miller and wife Jennifer of Fields, LA; daughters, Amanda Gilmore of Gatesville, Texas and Mary Ann Crystal of DeRidder, LA; ten grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and his furry babies: Buttons, Romeo, Junior, Sassy, Coco and Sweetie. Preceding him in death are his parents, Perry Crawford and Gustine Myles Crysel; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce Ann and Robert Sr. Koch and his furry grandson Russell Franks.


Visitation will be Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA.  Funeral service will be at 2:00PM on Friday, July 7, 2017, also at Myers Colonial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Old Lewis Cemetery on Ikes Rd in DeRidder, LA.  Officiating the service will be Brother Jeremy Franks.

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