James Edward Looper, 88, of Taylorsville, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Valley Nursing Center.
Mr. Looper was born July 9, 1930, in Alexander County, the son of the late Edward Looper and Delsie James Looper.
He was a construction manager, having worked for Rhodes-Day-Elledge, retiring from Helig-Meyers, and then had worked for 15 years for David E. Looper & Company. He was a member of Mt. Hebron Baptist Church.
He loved his family, but most of all his wife of 68 years. He was a former Captain of Alexander County Rescue Squad. He truly enjoyed meeting people and was a people person.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Looper.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, who he married on April 25, 1950, Betty Bentley Looper; a daughter, Elaine Blackwelder and husband Bob of Taylorsville; a son, David E. Looper and wife Deborah of Charleston, South Carolina; grandchildren, Wesley Blackwelder, Suzannah Presnell and husband Cory, Garrett Blackwelder and wife Briana, David A. Looper, and Helena Looper; great-grandchildren, Grayson and Micah Presnell; a sister, Geraldine Looper of Taylorsville; and two brothers, Kirt Looper and Tommy Looper, both of Taylorsville.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church. Rev. Steve Parks will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Adams Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to: Alexander County Hospice, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to be serving the Looper Family.