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Lofton Leland

Lofton Dingler Leland

Tuesday, May 31st, 1932 - Monday, April 13th, 2020
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Obituary

Lofton Dingler Leland, 87, of Franklin passed away Monday, April 13, 2020.

Lofton was born in Newark, NJ on May 31, 1932. He was the son of the late Richard Ernest and Helen Elise Dingler Leland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Ernest Leland, II. Lofton proudly served his Country in the Army, he served in the Korean Conflict. He was also a member of Junaluskee Masonic Lodge 0145. Lofton was the shop teacher at Franklin High School where he influenced many lives before his retirement.

He is survived by his children, Dorcas, Jonathan and Kim Leland; a brother, Charleton Leland; six grandchildren, Hallee and Trae Leland, Trent Jones, Mark and Thomas Stivers and Patrick Dolge and 1 great grandchild. Also surviving is his wife, Peggy Leland.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date

Memorial donations may be made to the Macon Citizens for the Handicap (MCH Workshop), P.O. Box 698, Franklin, NC 28744.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Condolences can be made to the family at www.maconfuneralhome.com
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Mike Hundley

Posted at 06:19pm
1985 & 86.....I fondly remember being paddled by the “good dude” on a daily basis. Yes, I deserved it.
I also remember sharing a lot of laughs and good times out in that wood shop as well as learning some valuable life lessons.
Rest well old friend and thank you for all that you did. You’ll be missed.

Sincerely,
Mike Hundley
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