Samuel Calvin Lofton, Sr.
Samuel Calvin Lofton Sr., 77, departed this life on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at The Carpenter House of St. Joseph Hospice in Lafayette, LA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 11am at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church located at 306 Tulley Street DeRidder, LA 70634. Final viewing will be held at 9 am until time of services.
Samuel C. Lofton Sr. was born to the union of Nelson and Queen Lofton on August 20, 1939 in Longville, Louisiana. Sam, also known as “Dirty-Red,” “Rock,” and most notably “Uncle Sam,” was an icon in the DeRidder community, as he never met a stranger. He was known for his candor, jokes, pranks, and ability to talk to anyone about anything. In the Sawmill Quarter Cab neighborhood, Sam wore many hats. He was a friend, brother, father, husband, uncle, cab driver, community ambulance, counselor, and so much more.
Because Sam loved God, he devoted his life to his church. He served as a faithful deacon, Sunday school teacher, and currently served as the Sunday School Superintendent. Sam was indeed a true servant of God.
He leaves to celebrate and cherish his legacy his wife of 53 years Modest Lofton (DeRidder); one daughter Mary Lofton (Lake Charles); one son Calvin Lofton (Lafayette); two granddaughters, Shambrecca Roberts and Tamia Joshua; two great-grandchildren Terran Roberts & Tierra Roberts; one brother, Jimmy Lofton (California); and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Sam was preceded in death by his parents, Nelson and Queen Lofton; two daughters, baby Margo Lofton and Marilyn Joshua; and siblings Robert Lee Lofton, Nathan Lofton, Chester Ray Lofton, Floyd Lofton, Leroy Lofton, and Betty Vincent.