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Franklin Long Loftin

August 7, 1934 - July 11, 2023

Franklin Long Loftin, 88, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at Lynchburg General Hospital. Frank was born in Fallstown Township, NC to the late Clate and Nora Lee Loftin. He was also preceded in death by a twin brother, Johnny Loftin and three sisters, Hazel Burrell, Eloise Meadows and Azile McLaurin.

Frank served his country in the United States Air Force. He retired from Klopman Mills in Hurt, VA where he worked as a supervisor. He enjoyed woodworking, the outdoors, country music and baseball. He especially loved watching the New York Yankees play.

He is survived by his wife, Pat Loftin; son, Chris Loftin (Kate); two daughters, Shannon Roberts (Jeff) and Leslie Haskins (Bryant); seven grandchildren, Paige Crouch (Dustin), Keri Gray (Eli), Jakob Haskins, Tess Loftin, Colby Haskins, Finn Loftin, and Hollyn Loftin; one great grandson, River Crouch; and a sister Murlene Boliek.

The family would like to give thanks for all the love, compassion and care given to Frank and his family during this difficult time from the Doctors, Nurses, and Staff at Bentley Commons at Lynchburg and Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. For those wishing to make memorial contributions in Frank’s memory please consider the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA.

Per Frank’s request the family will have a private memorial service at a later date following cremation. To send condolences online please visit Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford is assisting the family.

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On July 18 I just found out Mr. Frank went to Heaven. I had Mr. Frank when I was caring for him even though it was a short period of time with Home Instead. Him and Mrs. Patsy had welcome me with open arms then they transitioned to Bentley Commons. I am sending my condolences to Mrs. Patsy and their family. Soo Long Mr. Frank. He would always smile and hold my hand every time he seen me.

Posted by Evelyn L Boone on July 18, 2023

My heart, I just loved Frank and Pat from the time they came into Bentley. Sending my condolences to Pat and the rest of the family. Frank was one of a kind and I am honored to have known him.

Posted by Jordan Fleshman on July 13, 2023

Many prayers sent to Patsy and the family. Frank was a sweet gentle caring man whom I came to know when I worked at Bentley Commons. He always had a smile and always a thank you .

Posted by Penny Brignac on July 13, 2023

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