Richard Looney

April 27, 1953 ‒ October 18, 2017

Cardington, Ohio

Richard Dean Looney 64 of Cardington, passed away Wednesday October 18, 2017 at his daughters residence, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born April 27, 1953 in Delaware, Ohio the son of the late Clyde & Nina (Nelson) Looney. Richard attended and later graduated from Buckeye Valley High School in 1971. He worked for Delaware ODOT as a supervisor for a little over 25 years.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 27 years Judy (Caldwell) Looney; son Jared Ray (Tricia Wright); daughters Stacie (Jeff) Nelson, and Rhonda (Dave) Erwin; grandchildren Jeffrey Nelson, Jimmy (Hannah) French, Kerstina French, Kayla Eubank, Sydney Ray, Preston Nelson, Daric Erwin, Brynden Erwin; great granddaughters Kierra Snyder, McKenna Call, Kali Amos; sisters Sue Bowdre, Kathy Looney, and Linda Coulter; brother Jim Looney.

He was preceded in death by brother David Looney and nephew Aaron Warnstaff, and many other beloved relatives.

Richard enjoyed being outdoors; deer hunting, fishing, or camping. He also enjoyed going to flea markets around Ohio. Richard reaffirmed his relationship with Jesus Christ most recently by being saved four weeks ago, and baptized just one week ago by Pastor Donnie Akers.  His family will remember him as the loving husband, father, and papaw that he was.

The family would like to thank Ohio Health Hospice; especially Jennifer, Laura, Harold, Keith, and Michelle for their care and attention over the past month.

Pastor Donnie Akers will officiate his funeral services 12:00 pm – Noon Tuesday October 24, 2017 at The Snyder- Rodman Funeral Center 101 Valleyside Drive at W. William St., Delaware, Ohio. Burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery in Cardington. Family and friends may call Monday October 23, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at The Snyder- Rodman Funeral Center.

In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with expenses.

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The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is handling the arrangements.

  • Aunt Judy I’m so sorry for the loss of your soul mate. You and the family are in my prayers I wish I was closer to be there for you all. I love you and will see you all soon.

  • Once again we will gather together to comfort one another and pay tribute to yet another family member gone much too soon. My heart goes out to Judy, sisters, and brother, and all left behind, to miss Deans presence..I will remember him by his laughter and silliness when the guys all got together to deer hunt at our place..Tony so looked forward to them all rolling in and a week of stories and tales of the big one that got away..My prayers are with all at this time, as I sure know what you are going thru… Love you all…Pam

  • so sorry for your loss judy my thoughts and prayers are with you n your family love you . your friend dee

  • I’m so very sorry to hear of uour loss. I know there are no words but please know I am sending love and healing prayers to all. God bless you and may He hold you in His loving arms.
    Most Sincerely,
    Dee Keener & family

  • Mike and I send our prayers and thoughts to all of the family . May God be with you all in such a difficult time !

    Mike and Betty Hopper

  • I’m so sorry Judy. I didn’t know Dean really well, but I do know he was a good guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Jerry and I and kids want to give you our condolences and prayers for you and family of both your’s and Deans . Dean was always a nice guy when we met in marion at flea market He will be missed .

    Jerry Debbie and Katelynn Andrew Emily Votaw

  • So very sorry for your loss, memories one day will make your heart smile, pray for Gods peace to all of you.

  • Thinking of the entire family on the loss of Dean. I grew up with all the fun, crazy (in a good way) Looneys and send my sorrow to all. Dean was a good ole guy.

  • Prayers and thoughts go out for Richards’ family. I worked at ODOT and he was one of the nicest people I met there.

  • Judy, I’m sorry for your loss. John and I appricated everything you and Dean did. Dean will be missed. He impacted many lives.
    Hugs and prayers of comfort at this difficult time ❤
    Amy Spencer

  • So sorry for your loss. Prayers and condolences for the Looney family. He will be missed by all his teasing etc. love you all
    Emma J. Bailey and Gary Bailey

  • With my deepest condolences.
    Lifting family and friends very much in my thoughts and prayers ♡

  • Always difficult to lose a cousin, rest in peace Richard, You are together with mom and dad Clyde and Ninna Looney for sure.

  • Judy, I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you. I pray you are able to lean on God for strength and comfort at such a difficult time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. I worked with Richard for several years at ODOT. My heart goes out to his family. He will be truly missed. May God provide the family with comfort & love during this difficult time.

  • Judy, we are sorry for your loss. I worked with Richard at ODOT, for many years,and a few times at the ohio state fair. Our heart goes out to the family. we would like to dedicate a song— song by Sarah Mclachian ( Angel ). God Bless your family.

  • So very sorry for your loss. Sending hugs, prayers and love to all the family. May God comfort your hearts in knowing where Dean is. Praise God.