George Lewis Loggin was born May 22, 1937 to the late Jesse and Artrice Craig Loggin in Strong, Arkansas. He is now able join a host of family & friends and his beloved wife of 57 years, bone of his bone and flesh of flesh, the mother of his seeds, grandmother of his generation, a flower in the field, Daisy D. Loggin. One daughter, the baby bug, Arnicee Stigars. Four brothers; Silvanus Loggin, Bobby Sewell, Lazell Loggin and Lovell Norwood. Two sisters; Hazel L. Jackson and Dorothy L. Lee and a granddaughter Katrina Thompson.
The measure of a man …
Not - How did he die? But - How did he live?
Uncle George, Uncle G.L., Big Daddy, Daddy has been a servant of God from the early years of his life. The Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church is where he began to labor for the Lord. He later began worshipping at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Strong, Arkansas. He then moved his family to El Dorado, Arkansas and united with the First St. James Missionary Baptist Church where he faithfully served as the oldest active Deacon and Van Driver until his health would no longer allow him to serve. He also served on the finance committee for many years.
He was the provider for his family. He went to work at JM Poultry where the name later changed to Pilgrim’s Pride and then Conagra. After 34 years in the workforce, he retired. He was also an auto mechanic and a carpenter. He could do anything!
The measure of a man …
Not - What was his church? Not - What was his creed?
But - Had he befriended those really in need?
Uncle George, Uncle G.L., Big Daddy, Daddy was such a quiet gentle giant, a man of few words, a man of great integrity, an upright Christian man, respected by many and loved by all. He loved everybody!!! His heartfelt genuine smile, can still be felt. It was always on display whenever he would see or hear from his loved ones. If you need him, no matter the time, the day, the hour or the task, he would respond. His past hobbies included squirrel and coon hunting and he loved to go fishing. However, nothing surpassed the time he was able to spend with his grandchildren.
One of his greatest joys was to play his guitar at home and at church.
We asked, “Daddy why did you love the guitar?” He replied, “It was part of my praise”. Psalm 150:4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
The guitar matches his character. It is a stringed musical instrument with a long, fretted neck,(Daddy stood long and tall) a flat, somewhat violin like body, and typically six strings, which are plucked with the fingers or with a plectrum. The guitar signifies the importance of melody in one’s life. A guitar represents contentment, happiness, peace, self-realization, attunement, spiritualistic attributes and positivity in life; Daddy’s character. He was a lot like Moses, a man consistently in tune with God’s plan.
The measure of a man…
Not - What did he gain? But - What did he give?
Many memories are left to cherish to four daughters. Floria (Andrew) Daniel, Brenda Holden, Felisha (Roy) Aaron and Jennifer (Rudy) Coleman of El Dorado, Arkansas. Two Brothers James (Bertha) Loggin and Glenn (Sharon) Loggin of Strong Arkansas. One sister, Shirley Loggin of Pflugerville, Texas. Son-in-law Rev.Stanley Stigars. Eleven grandchildren and nineteen great-grand children and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
BLESSED IS THIS MAN…
…that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor did he standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight was in the law of the Lord; and in his law he did meditate day and night. And he shall be, and was - like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also did not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall - and did prosper. Psalm 1:1-3To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of George Lewis Loggin, please visit our flower store.