Gene Allen Looney

August 12, 1932March 29, 2018
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Gene Allen Looney, 85, of Cross Lanes, formerly from Looneyville passed away March 29, 2018. Gene was born in Looneyville, WV to the late Orlan D. and Pauline G. (Boggs) Looney. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Looney; siblings, Billie June Starcher, Betty Jo Donalson, Franklin Looney, Alice Carol Calebs, and James Looney. Gene retired from General Motors Corporation as Claim Manager, Detroit, Michigan with 40+ years of service. He was a member of the American Legion, Spencer, the Fraternal Order of the Elks, Charleston, and the Charleston Moose Club. He was an Army Veteran. Gene was a very creative wood worker, and especially enjoyed taking care of his lawn and garden. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 31 years, Dorothy "Dottie" Looney; daughters, Mary Hager (Jim), Robin Howell (Jerry); son, David Looney; daughter-in-law, Cindy Looney; sister, Mary Hall; and brother, Danny Looney; grandchildren, Christine Kuss (Matt), Zachary Hager (Kathryn), Kaitlyn Looney, Chelsea Looney; great-grandchildren, Emily and Nathan Kuss; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. Visitation will be 2-6pm Monday, April 2, 2018 at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes, WV. Funeral service will be 11am Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the funeral home with Celebrant H.R. Whittington officiating. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to: St. Judes Childrens Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105. Condolences may be sent by visiting


  • Visitation Monday, April 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 3, 2018

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Linda Grim

April 2, 2018

Dottie, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Linda Grim

Jim Hager

March 31, 2018

Gene was a really good father in law. He helped me out many times on home projects from building a screened in porch to fixing a broken pvc pipe under our house in Louisiana. He was fun to share a glass of wine with or a b&b. His energy and interest in talking with people was really admirable.
We all love him and will miss him always.
Jim and Mary Hager.

Mary Hager

March 30, 2018

One of my favorite memories of my Dad was when he was holding us on his knee singing “A Froggie Went a Courtin”.he had an old timey voice and loved that song. When iPads came around I asked him of all the songs you have ever heard, what would you like to hear. Froggie Went A Courtin, of course, by Elvis! I had to giggle! One of the many touching , funny moments with my Dad. You will never know how much he was loved and will be missed always. Love you Dad♥️♥️♥️ Mary, Jim, Christine and Zachary, Kathryn, Matt, Emily and Nathan

Rob Walker

March 30, 2018

Our little 5 year old boy, Ryan, was invited over to visit the Looney’s one random afternoon many years ago. We talked, laughed, and shared family stories together. Before we left that day, Gene gave Ryan a collectible Hess toy truck from his collection. Ryan was so excited to receive this gift. It was a fun toy that lit up, made noises, and had many hidden compartments. He always treated this toy differently. Rather than keep it in our toy buckets with all his other toys, he kept this truck on his hutch in his room. Every time he played with this truck he would immediately return it to its proper place when finished. Over the years, Gene has given Ryan several other collectible Hess toys. All of which sit with that first truck safely on his hutch out of harms way. They still sit there today, as a reminder of the selfless kindness Gene showed a young neighborhood boy over the years. This is the remarkable man we knew and loved having as our neighbor.