Gary High School 1914-1978

The Coaldigger




October 5, 2012

George Edward Looney

Sept 30, 1939- Oct 1, 2012

Gary High School Class of 1958

GARY — George Edward Looney, age 73, of Gary, W.Va., passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at a residence in Fort Pierce, Fla. Born Sept. 30, 1939, in Elkhorn City, Ky., he was the son of the late Ernest P. and Thelma Wallace Looney. He was a resident of Gary the greater part of his life.

Preceded in death by, in addition to his parents; a brother, Carrol “Gene” Looney.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Ann Slagle Looney of Gary; two brothers, Charles Looney and wife, Francis, of Berry, Ky., and John Looney of Grundy, Va.; two nieces, Travin Looney of Grundy, Va., Allison Nichols of Kentucky; two stepchildren, Elijah Moore of Princeton, Randi “Peaches” Moore of Welch; three step-grandchildren, Pandora Moore and Lestat Moore, both of Princeton, Jaliyah Brooks of Welch; and a very special sister-in-law, Kiki Slagle of Welch.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at 11 a.m. from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch, W.Va. with the Reverend Dean Hatfield, officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell, W.Va.

Friends may call Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 at the funeral home, from 6 to 8 p.m. Pallbearers will be family and friends.     

Fanning Funeral Home of Welch is serving the Looney family.

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