Alph Glen Loftin

August 17, 1926 - January 2, 2022

Alph Glen “Runt” Loftin of Burkeville passed away at the age of 95 on Sunday, January 2, 2022. He was born on August 17, 1926, in Saratoga, to Mamie Belle and Oscar Loftin.

Runt proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II.  He married Nelda Rae “Nell” Flowers on June 28, 1947, and they celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary last year.

Runt retired from The Sun Oil Company in 1985 after thirty-seven years of service and has avidly enjoyed his favorite sports of hunting and fishing throughout retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Nell Loftin; children, Chris Makin of Stowell; Mackie Zeringue of Cleveland; Patricia Christopher and husband, Brent, of Lumberton; and Tuffy Loftin and wife, Anette, of Centerville; eight grandchildren, Scott Wilder and wife, Annie, of Winnie; Troy Zeringue and wife, Rachael, of Dekalb; Natalie Barta and husband, Matt, of Pearland; Meeghan Keng and husband, Josh, of Friendswood; Dustin Christopher and wife, Heather, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; Nicholas Christopher and fiancé, Becca, of New London, Wisconsin; Clayton Loftin and wife, Hailey, of Leona; and Bay Ruffin and husband, Mark, of Leona; twenty-three great-grandchildren, with two more on the way; one great-great-grandchild; and siblings, Judson Loftin and wife, Sarah, of Buna; T.J. Loftin and wife, Cheryle, of Buffalo; Stella Bell and husband, Doug, of Colmesneil; and Mamie Joyce Joiner of Hull.  He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Alph Glen Loftin, Jr.; and siblings, Floyd Loftin, Jay Loftin, Mable Ruth Chamblee, and Lillene Smith.

Runt’s graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Holland Cemetery, Kountze under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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Graveside Service

Holland Cemetery, Kountze
  • 5523, Holland Cemetery Road, Kountze, Texas, 77625,
  • January 11, 2022
  • 2:00 pm

Comments (6)

    Bobby way says:

    Prayers for Chris and Family

    Ralph & Jennifer Moffett says:

    Nell, prayers for you and family. Runt and Ralph fishing partners back in the 80’s and 90’s. Remember the CB channel switching to get to the stripers before the crowds. We are unable to attend, but will contact you later.

    Mike & Susan Beaty says:

    Love and prayers for Ms. Nell, Patricia and family. I know you’re rejoicing that Runt is in the arms of his Savior.

    Michael P Lege says:

    Our prayers are with you at this time of great loss.

    Paula & Lou Fairchild says:

    We are friends of Mr. & Mrs. Loftin and have a camp just 3 doors down. It was such a joy to visit with them both. We are so sorry for your loss. We hope this message reaches Ms. Nell. We love you and always will. You both will be forever in our hearts.
    Lou & Paula Fairchild
    At Catfish Hole Camp

    Keith Dosch says:

    I first met Runt and Nell when I was in high school and at the lake with my grandparents, Lawrence and Nell Smaihall, who lived across the street. I have fond memories of helping with building their house and all of the many projects that everyone participated in helping out in the Cove.
    Runt will be missed by all, and those who truly knew him and his special fishing spots!

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