- February 20, 1949 - May 9, 2010
- Charleston, West Virginia
of Rodney's Passing
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“big rod had one of his workers to go and get truck when i broke down i will never fotget that
1 of 27 | Posted by: dale milam - chas, WV - friend
“Sara, I am sorry for your loss and you and your family will remain in my prayers..GOD bless
2 of 27 | Posted by: Lena Thaxton Wiseman
“Shonette, Sara and Rod,
It was a true honor to serve your family at this time of great loss through CPJ. The loss wil be greater to you and the rest...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Donnie and Jan Rucker - WV
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Loftis family. There was rarely a day that went by that either Travis or I didn't look out the window and see...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Cathy
“Shonette, Rod and Sara,
I know today is going to be a difficult day for you all, for today we will all have to say goodbye to Rodney. But we have the...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Tim Gooch - Charleston, WV
“Sadden at the passing of Rodney, worked with or around Rodney on several job as a small business owner my self, Rodney was what you see is what you...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Paul A. Lewis - Rockledge, FL
“One of my favorite memories of my cousin was many years ago when I still lived in West Virginia. We were having a cookout at his house and the whole...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Stacy Miller - 1st Cousin
“Shonette, we enjoyed being with you and Rodney at the JJ Dinner. We are so sorry that Rodney was taken away and wish you blessings and the peace of...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Archie and Ruthie Chestnut - WV
“Rodney was a sweet, kind and caring person. Always ready to help children through charities. I remember the MDA charity that He, his daughter, me and...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Shawn Faber - Charleston, WV
“So long "Hook"
10 of 27 | Posted by: Danny Breeden - South Daytona, FL
“Some people talk about good things they have done or will do, and some people simply do them. Rodney Loftis did things, really good things for many...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Ruthie Loftis - Nitro, WV
“To the Loftis Family......Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time
Minard Ford and Family
12 of 27 | Posted by: Minard Ford and Family - WV
“My deepest condolences to the entire Loftis family on their loss. My they find comfort in their time of need.
13 of 27 | Posted by: Casey Brown
I don't recall meeting Rodney personally, yet I am sure that my brothers did. I often saw his trucks when I would visit our family farm on...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Karen West - Scott Depot, WV
“I only met Mr. Rodney Loftis a few times but it is a deep sadness to find he is gone from our lives. I considered Rodney one of the finest men that I...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Billy R. TruMan - Friend
“As I wrote on facebook, Rodney was not only my brother but he was my protector. I was very proud to have people know that I was his sister. His...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Judith Mullen - Cross Lanes, WV
“I had the pleasure of meetring Rodney when I was in high school.
HE was the sweetest man. He would do anything to for you and help
people he did...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Kristi Mason- Born - WV
“I have known Rodney all my life, my Dad worked for him for 25+ years. Actually today my mom told me that my baby bed was the one they had bought off...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Julie Keeton - Charleston, WV
“You couldn't go anywhere without meeting someone who knew my Uncle Rodney...If it ever came up that Loftis are my 'kin', I would ALWAYS be asked: "Do...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Jennifer (Mullen) Thaxton
“We have known Rodney and Shonette for approximately 10 years but during that time, Rodney was always a very generous and sincere man. He would always...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: The Smith Family - Charleston, WV
“Rodney was a very special person, meeting you and remembering your name, your family and what events where going on in your life. He made you feel as...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Jennifer and Brett Reed - Friend
“My husband Shayne Marks grew up with Rodney and Sara. Shayne was killed 10years ago in a car accident and Rodney Sr. took it upon himself to gravel...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Amy Marks - Charleston, WV
“Though I have not had the pleasure of meeting Rodney, I have heard of him all of my life. My grandparents, Chill and Sibyl, and my mother, Loraine...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Carol Larabee Taylor - Charleston, WV
“Rodney was a good man, a good father, and a friend to anyone.
Pickens and I are sadly going to miss Rodney.
My deepest sympathy and condolences
C...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Chuck Wolfe / Pickens - WV
“Dad, you taught me so much. You were my best friend, a loving father and such a hard worker. I will miss you more than you know.
25 of 27 | Posted by: Sara Bailey - Charleston, WV
“Our love and prayers are with the Loftis family. We pray that God helps heal your hearts.
26 of 27 | Posted by: Heidi, AJ, John, Kirstyne and Matthew Miller - WV
“Rodney was such a sweet, kind, giving man, he has earned a special place in heaven.
27 of 27 | Posted by: The Miller Family - friend
Rodney Dale Loftis, Sr.
Rodney Dale Loftis, Sr., 61, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord, May 9, 2010, at CAMC Memorial Hospital, after a short illness.
Rodney was born February 20, 1949 the son of the late Chester Eary and Betty Loftis Buscher. He was also preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Bertha Fields Miller and step-father, Bud Buscher.
Rodney and Shonette started Rodney Loftis & Son Contracting from scratch and built it up to a multi million dollar company. They worked side by side for over 35 years. They later incorporated their children to keep the tradition of quality work and outstanding service, they have provided over the years. His children will continue with the business.
He was a honorary member of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department and Sissonville Volunteer Fire Department. He dedicated time and resources to both of these organizations. He was a member of the Kanawha County Democratic Committee for the past 12 years, and in 2008 he was named Kanawha County Democrat of the year. At the time of his death he was financial chairman of the Kanawha County Democratic Executive Committee.
He was a staple in the community during times of need, where he freely gave his time and resources for people in need and disasters that occurred. Rodney, his family and Rodney Loftis & Son Contracting have over the years gave to many charitable organizations in need.
Surviving are; his wife of 35 years, Shonette Loftis; son, Rodney Loftis, II and his girlfriend, Marissa Tankersley; daughter, Sara Bailey and husband, Erik; grandchildren, Sierra Loftis, Erik Bailey and Jacob White; brothers, Robert Loftis and wife, Wendy, Greg Loftis and wife, Ruthie, Ben Loftis and wife Regina, and Gary Loftis; sisters, Judith Mullen, Patricia Means and Husband, D.K., Sandy Coon and husband, Ken; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Tom Johnson and Kermit Tyree as well as many other friends.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston with Pastor Robert Legg and Pastor Michael Harper officiating. Burial will be in Loftis Family Cemetery, Charleston.
Visitation with the family will be from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at cpjfuneralhome.com.
The family wishes to express sincere thanks to the medical staff of ICU at Thomas Memorial Hospital and MICU and 4-North at CAMC Memorial Hospital.
Rodney’s wishes were, in lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to: Sissonville Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 13096, Sissonville, WV 25360.
If you wish to view this service online please click on the following link: http://www.eventbywire.com/viewevent/?id=224-664.