Michael Philip Lofty, 48, passed away Dec. 29, 2012, at Carehaven in Belmont, W.Va., after a brief illness.
He was born in Parkersburg, W.Va., on June 30, 1964, the eldest son of Micky and Gloria Newlon Lofty.
He graduated from Parkersburg High School, and for many years lived at Cape Hatteras.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughter, Hannah of Avon, N.C.; and a special friend, Shelly Buskirk.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Philip R. Lofty and George Newlon; and a brother, William Joseph "BJ" Lofty.
There will be no services or visitation.
Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, is assisting the family with cremation arrangements.