DENNIS JAMES LOXTON, JR., 69, of Toledo, Ohio, best friend and beloved husband of Lynne (Adams) passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 22, 2014. He was born Aug. 23, 1944 in Bristol, England. After arriving in the "new world" in 1948, he lived in Ramsey, N.J., then Fort Wayne, Ind., finally spending his last years in Toledo, Ohio. Dennis was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving two tours in Vietnam, 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 wholesaling business; of which the last 15 years working with the Dan Waitz Assoc. After retirement, he had devoted much of his time to the Wounded Warrior Project and serving as a volunteer with his other "best friend" Chumley as a therapy dog team at VA clinics. Surviving are his dear wife, Lynne (Adams); three sons, Dennis, III, and Trevor (Laura) of Fort Wayne and Colin (Allen) of Chicago, Ill.; five grandchildren, Annaleise, Olivia, Elijah, Henry and Sam; also surviving are his brother, David (Carolyn); and sister, Penelope (Mario) Maurice. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dennis Loxton and Helen Merritt. He lived his life much like his saying"It's a great day for hardware." Funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2770 W. Central Ave., Toledo, Ohio. Friends will be received from noon to 3 and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2014 at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey), Toledo, Ohio. 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 walkerfuneralhomes.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Mar. 23, 2014