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James "Tony" Anthony Looper
April 17, 1966 ~ November 14, 2023 (age 57) 57 Years Old
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James "Tony" A. Looper, 57, husband of Debbie Mason Looper, lovingly known as "Super Looper" and "The Man," entered into rest November 14, 2023 at his residence.
He was born on April 17, 1966, in Great Falls, SC, to the late Joe James Looper and Harriet Jean Bigham Looper. Tony's vibrant spirit touched the lives of many, and his memory will forever be cherished. Born and raised in Great Falls, SC, Tony spent his teenage years in Hendersonville, NC, before moving to the upstate where he met his beloved wife, Debbie. Together, they settled in Honea Path, SC, where they created a home filled with love and cherished memories over the past 30 years. Before his illness, Tony worked as a skilled maintenance manager, renowned for his ability to fix just about anything. His talent and dedication were admired by his colleagues and friends alike. He embraced challenges with a positive attitude, earning him the nickname "Super Looper" among his peers. Tony's infectious personality and love for life were evident in all aspects of his being. He had a passion for classic rock music and would often be found jamming out to his favorite tunes. His quick wit and sense of humor brought joy to those around him, as he loved to joke and make people laugh. Tony's warm presence and ability to connect with everyone he met made him a friend to all, and he never knew a stranger. He was a dedicated husband, and their love and bond were an inspiration to all who knew them.
Tony is survived by his beautiful wife of 34 years, of the home, Debbie Looper, and his faithful companion, Hank, their beloved dog; his three adoring children: a son, James Murphy and wife Lynn of Liberty, SC; a daughter, Brandee Dow and husband Jamie of Anderson, SC; and a daughter, Ashley Fields and husband David of Belton, SC. Family was the cornerstone of Tony's life, and he took immense joy in his role as a grandfather. He leaves behind nine cherished grandchildren: Kris, Cole, Kaleb, Skyler, Camryn, Emma, Jaida, Avari, and Bentley. Additionally, Tony had the pleasure of knowing three great-grandchildren: Kristopher, Jackson, and Gatlin. His love and guidance will forever be etched in their hearts.Tony is also survived by his sister, Natalie Monson, and her husband Chris of Chapin, SC. The bond between siblings is irreplaceable, and Tony and Natalie shared a special connection that brought strength and support to both their lives.Tony also leaves behind a multitude of lifetime friends who were an integral part of his life's journey. Among them are "Neb" Steve, "Buddy Boy" Barry, Jim Bob, Ansel, Robbie, Kevin, and Jason. These cherished friendships brought laughter, camaraderie, and countless shared memories that will live on in the hearts of all who knew Tony.
Memorial services will be conducted Friday November 17, 2023 at 6:00 PM from the Cox Funeral Home Chapel with D.J. Flynn officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until the hour of service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Cancer Association of Anderson by visiting https://cancerassociationanderson.org.
The family is at the home.
Tony's departure leaves a void in the lives of all those who loved him. His memory will forever be carried in the hearts of his family, friends, and the countless lives he touched. Though he is no longer with us, his spirit will continue to inspire us to live life to the fullest and to cherish each moment.
In honoring Tony's life, let us celebrate the joy he brought, the laughter he shared, and the love he bestowed upon us all. May his legacy serve as a reminder to embrace life with a kind heart, a contagious smile, and a passion for making others happy.
Rest in peace, dear Tony. You will be deeply missed but never forgotten.