Donald Gene Looney

June 19, 1948May 11, 2018
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Donald Looney went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 11, 2018 with his family and friends by his side, after suffering a brief struggle with pancreatic cancer; he was 69. He will be sorely missed by all of those who knew and loved him.

Donald was born in Biloxi, Mississippi to Bobby Gene Looney and Mary (Bowles) Looney on June 19th, 1948. He grew up in the state of Florida and called Jacksonville his home. Over the years Don spent his time as a truck driver, where he drove for National Freight, Owens Corning, CTI and Werner. Don had an unconditional love for children, family and life. He would share his knowledge of things not to do in life and his wisdom of his life experiences. He was our rock, our mentor, the glue that held all of us together. Because of him there is a strong family bond that can not ever be broken.

Donald was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Gene Looney and mother & step-father, Mary (Looney) Atkins and Ray Atkins. He leaves behind his sister, Brenda (Susan) Lee Looney; niece, Sonne Lee; brother, Ted Looney; daughter Carolyn (Davor) Malbasic with grandchildren, Darlene (the apple of his eye), Natalya, Jaiden & Elyssia; son, John (Kaylle) Hohl with grandchildren, Kelton, Falon, Little John and Lyric; son, Ryan (Jenny) Hohl with grandchildren, Emily & Erica; daughter, Melisha (Tim) Andrix with grandchildren, Michael, Jr., Destiny and Bobbi Jo; son, Keith (Sherry) Looney; cousins, Charles (Karen) Looney, Kathleen Geanes and many more. He will be lovingly missed by his dearest, closest friend, Susan Mason and his dear friends, Linda Hooper, Mark & Cheri Villa, Zdravko & Brankica Malbasic & family, Darrell & Dawn Carr, Clint Morrison, Tonya & Chuck Tillman and daughter, Kayla. He was a friend, mentor and father figure to Crystal & Andrei Dickerson, and their children, Candence Kyra & Andrei, Jr., Kim & Jen Boddie and Katrina Batten.

He has a lot of family, extended family and friends, way beyond count, whose lives he affected, guided and changed. Don was a strong man with a big heart, who was always there for anyone in need. Words can not express the impact of his departure from our lives that will be felt by so many of us. Rest in peace my father, my papa, my brother, my friend. We all love and miss you.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home.

HARDAGE-GIDDENS CHAPEL HILLS, 850 Saint Johns Bluff Road North, Jacksonville, FL 32225, is serving the family.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, May 20, 2018

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Bo Gade

June 7, 2018

Don And I drove together at Werner Ent on the Sears account. He was always fun to work with and always could make you Laugh. RIP Dough Boy. Bo

Susan Mason

May 18, 2018

Don, there are no words to express how much I'm going to miss seeing and talking with you. I'm so blessed to have had the privilege and honor calling you my friend for close to 40 years. If you look up "TRUE FRIEND" in the dictionary, your name will be there. Your unwavering love for your family is priceless. You are thoughtful, kind and funny and just an all around good man which this world is lacking. I know you're at peace now so go and enjoy the perfect body that the Lord has given you. Love you Don!! Your friend, Susan. ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜‡

Ted Looney

May 18, 2018

Hay big brother sorry life's circumstances didn't let us be closer but I do love you. You have a wonderful family and friends. My love,thoughts,and prayers are with all of them. I know you are in a better place full of peace and joy. And the pain and suffering is over. So till we meet again in paradise.

Carolyn Carr

May 17, 2018

My words canโ€™t express how my heart is feeling right now knowing I will never see you again in this life. A part of me has forever disappeared and I am left empty and lost. I know you will continue to guide us from heaven and protect us as you once did on this earth. The sound of your laughter is a ringing in my ears and a constant reminder of how joyful life should be. We Love You Daddy Don & Papa. Thank you for sharing your life, knowledge, and wisdom with us. May you now rest in heaven and look down on us in peace.

Marie and,Bill Wood

May 17, 2018

Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you always. We are so sorry for your loss. He is standing tall and strong beside his Heavenly Father...
He is well and happy thanks to the love of God.
We love you so much.
Marie and Bill

Sonne Lee

May 15, 2018

Uncle Don, you were a great uncle and was always there for everyone. You will be missed by me and so many others. I love you.
Love always, Sonne

tonya Tillman

May 15, 2018

Donald, you will always be in my thoughts and prayers. You was always the type of person that could make someone smile and laugh when they were down , even through your last couple months of fighting this cancer you stayed in good spirit , that's just the type of man you were . You will always be with me. I love you Donald .

Tonya, Charles, & Kayla

Brenda Looney

May 15, 2018

You are my brother, my friend, the one who was always there through the good and bad. You shared your wisdom and knowledge of what to do and not to do. You have one of the biggest hearts filled with love and kindness. I can't begin to tell you how much you will be missed. Your strength and courage through your illness should be an inspiration to all, as it has to me. I love you Donald and will miss you until we meet again.


"Farther along we'll know all about it, Farther along we'll understand why, So cheer up my brother live in the sunshine, We'll understand it all by and by." - Farther Along By: Josh Garrels