Elton Dwaine Saffle, 68, of Ovilla passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011, in a Dallas hospital. He was born to Elton A. and Dorothy Saffle on Oct. 1, 1942, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Elton loved to deep sea fish and enjoyed hunting. He loved the beach, warm weather and being outside. He adored spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren. Elton will be missed by many who knew him and loved him.

He is survived by his loving parents, Elton A. and Dorothy Saffle of Ovilla; his children, Dwaine Alexander Saffle and his wife, Sherri, of Ovilla, Jenny Lynn Saffle of Scotland, Tiffany Michele Saffle of Sandston, Va., Mathew Tyler Saffle of Prosper, and Karrie Lynn Morton of Richmond, Va.; his brother, John C. Saffle and his wife, Mary D., of Aubrey; his sister, Diane J. Cooper and her husband, Brady, of Rockwall, Texas; his adored grandchildren, Alexa N. Saffle, Caden D. Saffle, Mason T. Saffle, Keira J. Saffle and Lorelei P. Morton; and several nieces and nephews.

Services to celebrate his life are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of Wayne Boze Funeral Home with Pastor James Southard officiating.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2011, at Wayne Boze Funeral Home, Waxahachie.

The family requests donations be made to the Liver Institute of Methodist Dallas, 1411 N. Beckley Avenue, No. 268, Dallas, TX 75203.