Ronnie Jim Looney

Ronnie Jim Looney, 69, of Wortham, passed away Jan. 24, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Wortham, with the Rev. Jarod Rogers officiating. Interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery. Family visitation was Monday evening, 6-8 p.m., at Porter Chapel in Wortham.

Looney was born on May 8, 1944, in Lufkin, to Joe W. Looney Sr. and Callie Clora Fenley Looney.

He spent many years with Chevron as a welder, then a pipeline inspector.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marsha Looney; parents; and brothers and sister, Joe Looney Jr., Linda Looney, Tommy Looney and Martha Byrd.

Survivors include his wife, Valarie Ann Looney, of Wortham; son Jeff Looney and wife Kathleen, of Teague; daughter Rhonda Ellen Looney, of Wortham; son Dion Looney and wife Dena, of Wortham; sister Alice Joyce Waldy, of Tyler; grandchildren Jordan Thomas Looney, Sarah Brooke Lane and husband Austin, Renee Elizabeth Looney, Marlly “Katie” Looney, Blake Darien Looney and Dylan Daniel Looney; great-grandchildren Luke Rhyder Lane and Lilly Isabella Lane; four stepchildren; Angela Durant and husband Richard, Gregory McCafferty Jr., Lisa Wenninger and husband Steve, and Katrina Harris and husband Justin; seven step-great-grandchildren Brandon Durant, Hailey McCafferty, Emma Wenninger, Lexi McCafferty, Abby Wenninger, Trey McCafferty and Malerie Harris; brothers-in-law Leonard Jones, Mike Jones and sister-in-law Shirlene Robinnette; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Serving as pallbearers are Glen Davis, Darrel Ridge, Jim Bailey, Russ Cornelson, James Black and Robert May.

“I don’t think he will ever realize how important he was to me and how much he molded me into the man I am today. He doesn’t realize because he lived everyday positively affecting everyone around him.” – Ben
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Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.