Loftin, Robert Ferguson (Bob) Born in Bastrop, LA on February 8, 1938 Died peacefully at his home after a nine-month battle with brain cancer. Parents (deceased): William D. Loftin and Bobbie Ferguson Survived by wife of 50 years, Margaret McLaurin Loftin, son Robert F. Loftin, Jr. and daughter-in-law Toni Loftin (Richardson, TX); twin brother Bill Loftin and wife Karen (Oxford, AL); sister-in-law Anne McLaurin Simpson and husband Wayne Simpson (Shreveport, LA); sister-in-law Patricia McLaurin Douglass and husband Don(Jamestown, NC); brother-in-law John C. McLaurin, III and wife Arrie (Shreveport, LA) and 9 nieces and nephews. A lifelong athlete, Bob earned a baseball scholarship with twin brother Bill to Louisiana State University and spent several years in the minor leagues for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Bob had a 24-year career as a teacher, coach and administrator in the Richardson Independent School District and served as assistant principal at Pearce High School and Richardson North Junior High School. One of Bob's passions in retirement was golf and he never missed an opportunity to play a round with his friends, but his greatest joy was traveling around the country with his wife and a favorite destination was New York City. A visitation will be held at Restland Funeral Home from 6 pm to 8 pm Thursday, December 17th. A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church Richardson, 503 N. Central Expressway, Friday, December 18th at 11am. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Richardson Pathway with Purpose Building Fund, Attn: Business Office, P.O. Box 830877, Richardson, TX 75083-0877. Contributions may also be made to Presbyterian Faith Hospice, c/o Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation 550 E Ann Arbor, Dallas, TX 75216 (214) 413-4120.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Dec. 16, 2009