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John Loden

Thursday, May 27, 2021
John Loden

John William Loden, 66 of Hamilton, peacefully passed away in Waco with family by his side.

John was born Aug. 10, 1954, in Blyth, California, to Zena Maude Whistler and Jimmy Morris Loden.

He lived most of his life in Evant before moving to Hamilton where he resided with his wife.

He was an amazing welder at Kalyn Seibert in Gatesville for more than 30 years before moving on and finishing out his career with C&F Steel in Hamilton.

Johnny Bill was a wonderful, hardworking man loved by so many and will be greatly missed.

He had a love of fishing, hunting and gardening, especially growing his peppers.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, a sister, and several other family members.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Reta Loden; a son, Sam McGee of Hamilton; two daughters, Amanda Loden Easterling and spouse Daryl of Ketchikan, Alaska, and Michelle Gray of Hamilton; nine grandchildren, Bobby, Addy, Jazmine and husband Peyton, Candace, Emily, Lilly, Caleb, Sadie and Aubrey; three great-grandchildren, Melanie, Braelynn, Ziliah and one on the way (Alaia Rain); his siblings, Jim Edwards, Bert Cole and husband Dickie and Anna Bell; and by many nieces, nephews and other extended family members.