Jim Ed Looper
Jim Ed Looper, 82, of the Dacusville Community, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2023. He will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew him.
Born on July 10, 1941, in Easley, Jim Ed was the son of the late Jim Garrick Looper and Eunice MacDonald Looper.
Jim Ed was a 1959 graduate of Dacusville High School. His educational journey led him to North Greenville College where he gained valuable knowledge and skills that would serve as a foundation for his future ministry.
Beyond his career at The Rotary Corporation, Jim was deeply committed to his faith and community. He had a passion for woodworking and shared it with his family and community. Jim Ed was a longstanding member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church where he found solace and strength in the presence of fellow worshippers. His unwavering devotion to his God, church, and family served as an inspiration to all who crossed paths with him.
Jim Ed’s greatest joy in life came from spreading the gospel of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and spending time with his family and his special Hitt family. His beloved wife Linda Hitt Looper stood by his side through thick and thin, offering constant love and support throughout their journey together. Jim was also a proud father to two sons: Jeff Looper (Janice) and Brad Looper (Adrianne). He cherished every moment spent with them, watching them grow into kind-hearted individuals who embodied the values he held dear. His grandchildren, Allie Looper, Abby Ramey (Jace), Noah Looper (Destinee Thetford), Gabe Looper, and Jack Looper, also brought him boundless joy and laughter throughout the years. He is also survived by a brother, Don Looper (Susan), a sister, Agnes Kay (Terry), a brother-in-law, Don Brown, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Mary Evelyn McAlister, Gladys Foster, and Vera Brown.
Jim Ed Looper leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and devotion. His memory will forever be etched in the hearts of his family and friends. Though he may be physically absent, his spirit will continue to guide and inspire all those who were fortunate enough to have known him.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown.
A Celebration of Jim Ed’s life will be at 2:00 PM Wednesday at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 1623 Hester Store Road, Easley, SC 29640. The Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that donations be made to McCall’s Hospice House, 1836 W. Georgia Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680 or The Gideons International, 1000 S. Pendleton Street, Easley, SC 29640, or Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Youth Camp, 1623 Hester Store Road, Easley, SC 29640.
The family will be at the home.
As we celebrate Jim's life and bid him farewell, let us remember the lessons he taught us through his unwavering faith, his dedication to family and community, and the love he freely shared with all who crossed his path.
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