July 4, 1942 ~ January 25, 2021

Born in: Louisville, Kentucky
Resided in: Edmonton, Kentucky,

Lloyd Wallingford Hafling Jr., 78, fondly known by his loving family and friends as Sonny, embraced his Lord and Savior on Monday, January 25, 2021.


Born July 4, 1942 of the late Lloyd Sr. and Pauline Elizabeth VanNatta Hafling of Louisville, Kentucky. Sonny deeply loved his faith and family; he  proudly served at Hiseville Christian Church as an Elder and teacher.  Sonny had an extensive career as a pressman and manager in rotogravure printing.  After retiring to Metcalfe County, Kentucky he enjoyed working for the school system as a school bus driver.  His free time was filled with enjoyment of the outdoors and studying the Bible.  Sonny was well known for his quick witted humor, big smile, and infectious laugh.


He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Judye Faye Anderson Hafling and two children: Sondra Faye Hafling Carmen and husband Michael Lee Carmen of Cookeville, Tennessee and Anthony Scott Hafling and wife Lorie Marie Casey Hafling of Louisville, Kentucky.  Two grandchildren Logan Scott Hafling of Lexington, Kentucky and Lindsey Marie Hafling of Louisville, Kentucky.  He is also survived by numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and extended loving family.

The family has chosen cremation and a celebration of life which will be scheduled later in the year.

Memorial contributions may be sent to White Mills Christian Camp,  P.O. Box 129, White Mills, Kentucky 42788

Butler Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted to the care of Mr. Hafling.   Please share your messages of condolence at www.butler-funeralhome.com.


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  1. Judy and family, I am so sad to hear of the passing of Sonny! He was absolutely one of the best Christian men I had the privilege of knowing! I can say my life was blessed from knowing him! His smile was contagious, love for his church family and his earthly family was so noticeable! Hugs, prayers and much love sent your way! Sherry Hatcher Lindsey

  2. It was a joy and bless to have known Sonny. He was a big part of our church family. I know God had opened his arms for him.

  3. I can envision Sonny arriving at the gate of Heaven and God saying, “welcome home my faithful servant, well done.” He was a friend and a great Christian inspiration to all.

  4. Prayers and heartfelt condolences to the Hafling family in the loss of your dear Sonny. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. God bless all of you.

  5. My prayers to Sonny and the whole family . I always enjoyed talking to Sonny as he walked his dog sometimes by my house . Very compassionate and friendly guy . Grateful to know him as being my wonderful cousin. My condolences . He will be missed by all who knew him . ❤️🙏

  6. Deepest sympathies to the entire Hafling family — Sonny treated my family with honor and respect always, peace to all.

  7. Sonny leaves his church family for his work here on earth is done. He was a true man of God and great riches he planted here on earth teaching us about about Gods love and forgiveness. He and Judy were very special to me and I will always have great praises for what they had shown to me. I will truly miss him.

  8. Sonny will be missed by SO many people here on earth. But we know God has a purpose for him and he is where he needs to be now. It was such an honor and privilege to have know him – was such a role model for his church family and everyone that had the privilege to have known him. What a true servant for our Lord he was! Both Sonny and Judy are a huge part of our church family and we all love you very much! Sandy Ross

  9. My deepest condolences Judye in the passing of your husband. I know your heart is broken but rejoicing in knowing he is with the Lord he loved. My prayers for you and the entire family.

  10. So any wonderful memories! But his big heart, big laugh and infectious, happy smile is the best of all. Love to all the family.

  11. We would like to send our condolences to the family of Sonny Hafling. He was truly a man of God. Strong in his faith and true to God’s Word. We know there was a grand reunion in Heaven when he and Jesus embraced. We loved him and Judye very much. We will miss him greatly!

  12. Our deepest sympathy to Judey and family. Sonny was a wonderful Christian. We rejoice knowing he is with Jesus. John and Cheryl

  13. I am so saddened to hear this. Sonny and Judye are two of the most kindest and precious people I have ever had the privilege to know. Judye, if you ever need to talk please know that I am here for support, for I have walked in your shoes and I remember how gracious and kind you both were during my loss. Rest In Peace Sonny until we all gather again❤️❤️

  14. What an incredible blessing to have been privileged to have known Sonny. He was such a fine Christian man and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. May you be comforted by the Peace of Christ during this most difficult time.

  15. We are sincerely sorry in Sonny’s passing and we pray for comfort to you the family at this time
    Sonny was the same guy every time we saw him and we loved his smile and sense of humor

  16. So sorry to hear this, our families spent many years together at the ballpark and school functions. We are deeply sorry for Judye, Scott, Sondra and their families. We know their hearts are breaking.
    Jim and Fried Proctor

  17. Byron and I wish to express our greatest sympathy to Judye, Sondra, Scott and their families. Sonny will surely be missed at our gatherings and we will miss his happiness and laughter. We are glad to have know Sonny after his and Judye’s move to Metcalfe County.

  18. Ron and I are so sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in our prayers.
    Ron and Lisa Caffee
    Elizabethtown, KY

  19. Judye, so sorry for the loss of Sonny to you and your family and the community. He will be missed. Please accept my sympathy.

  20. My condolences on Sonny’s passing. He was one of my grandparents’ best friends for as long as I can remember, and I’m sad to think of him not being here anymore. I’m so sorry for the loss.

  21. Our condolences to the entire Hafling Family. Sonny was truly a man a Man of God and will be sorely missed by all. We fondly look back at our inspiring and fun times together!

    Bob & Kay Silverman

    P.S. to Sonny: Congratulations on your “Graduation To Glory”, and save us a seat at the Canasta table!

  22. Judge I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Sonny. He was the same every time you saw him. He will be missed by many. Prayers for comfort and peace to you and your family.

    Vicki Jeffries Fancher

  23. Our condolences to the entire Hafling family! We are all grieving the loss of a wonderful man! He was a role model and inspiration for so many! My whole family has precious memories of the 4th street gang! Sonny was like a big brother to all, always had a nickname for everyone and a infectious smile! He will be missed. Hugs and prayers for you and the entire family.

    With love, The Dobson family

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