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Emory Cody Lofton

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Emory Cody Lofton Obituary
Lofton, Emory Cody Cody was born in Tifton, Georgia in December 1937 to Preston and Annie Poole Lofton. After graduating from Tift High School in 1955 he left to join the Air Force serving his country around the world. After retiring from the Air Force he settled in San Diego with his family where he made a career as a defense contractor; eventually retiring again, for the last time in 2000. During retirement he filled his time with volunteering, playing Senior Softball and golfing with his wife Gail. In order to help others and to give back to his hometown he and Gail started the Lofton-Rutherford Merit Scholarship at his old high school. This will continue as his legacy. He is preceded by his youngest son, Cody and his brother John. He is survived by his eldest son Michael and his wife of 25 years, Gail. Services will be held at the Mission Hills United Church of Christ, 4070 Jackdaw Street, San Diego, CA on 7 April at 2pm. The interment of his ashes will be held at Fort Rosecrans on 3 May at noon. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Informed Prostate Cancer Support Group, www.ipcsg.org, P.O. Box 420142, San Diego, CA 92142.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Mar. 24, 2013
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