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Dennis James Loxton Jr., 69, of Toledo, OH, best friend and beloved husband of Lynne (Adams), passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Born August 23, 1944, in Bristol, England. After arriving in the 'new world' in 1948, he lived in Ramsey, NJ, then Fort Wayne, IN, finally spending his last years in Toledo, OH.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dennis Loxton and Helen Merritt.
Dennis was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving two tours in Vietnam. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart, as well as other distinguished service awards. After his military career, he spent the next 40 years in the hardware wholesale business; of which the last 15 years working with the Dan Waitz Assoc. After retirement, he devoted much of his time to the Wounded Warrior Project and served as a volunteer with his other 'best friend,' Chumley, as a therapy dog team at VA clinics.
He is survived by his dear wife, Lynne (Adams); 3 sons, Dennis III, and Trevor (Laura) of Fort Wayne and Colin (Allen) of Chicago, IL; 5 grandchildren, Annaleise, Olivia, Elijah, Henry and Sam. Also surviving is brother, David (Carolyn) and sister, Penelope (Mario) Maurice.
He lived his life much like his saying...'It's a great day for hardware.'
Friends will be received at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey) on Monday, March 24, from 12-3 p.m. and from 6-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 25, at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2770 W. Central Ave. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or the Henry County Humane Society, 1136 Independence Dr, Napoleon, OH 43545. Condolences may be sent to the family at
Walker Funeral Home
5155 West Sylvania Avenue Toledo, OH 43623
Published in Toledo Blade on Mar. 23, 2014