Obituary – Johnny Earl Saffel

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Johnny Earl Saffel

Haughton, LA – Services honoring John will be held at Hill Crest Funeral Home Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Pastors Gevan Spinney and Ira Schilling. The family will receive visitors Tuesday, April 2016 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Hill Crest.

Johnny Earl Saffel, 69. Of Haughton, La. Passed away at his home 4-17-16. He was born April 7,1947 in Shreveport, La. to the late Oscar and Geneva Saffel. John was a retired Captain with the Shreveport Fire Department. He was also a veteran of the US Navy and served two tours of duty in the Viet Nam Conflict. During his duty in Viet Nam, he suffered exposure to Agent Orange which caused serious damage to his heart which ultimately led to his death. He gave his life for his country even though he did not die on the battlefield.

John saw the good in all people and loved our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with all of his heart. For the past 30 years, John was a thoroughbred horse trainer primarily at Louisiana Downs. He loved working with horses and visiting with all of his friends on the backside.

John is survived by his wife. Linda Wilson Saffel; sons, Michael Saffel, Dean Kinney and Matt Kinney; daughters, Marci Wilson and Allison Garcia; grandchildren, Travis Spoon, Serena Spoon, Mason Garcia, Madison Garcia, Sophia Gracia, Kirsten Saffel, Kallie Saffel, Nicholas Wilson, Brent Wilson, Riley Wallis, Kylie Kinney and Sage Kinney. He is also survived by his brothers, O.G. Saffel and Lane Saffel and a sister Janice Saffel Foley. He is also survived by a host of friends, nieces and nephews and his beloved dogs, Lucy and Bella. He will be greatly missed and loved forever.

To leave an online condolence to his friends, please visit our website at www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com

Hill Crest Memorial

Funeral Home

Haughton, LA 

318-949-2463