John Richard Loop

March 15, 1928April 1, 2013

John Richard Loop, 85, of Winter Haven, passed away on April 1, 2013 due to heart failure. He retired from the Us Marines after 20 years of service as a SSGT/E-6. He served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam where he received a Purple Heart.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Elsa (Main) Loop, three brothers, two sisters, and a daughter, Susan Faye Loop. He is survived by his wife Helen Pauline (Stoneburner) Loop, children, John Richard Loop II and Melissa Ann Loop, sisters, Esther Simpson, Gertrude Daniel, Flora Mathews, and Lilly Grubs, and a granddaughter, Ashley Rae Loop.

A visitation will be held on Friday, April 5th from 10 – 11 with a service following at 11. Both will be held at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Winter Haven. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Good Shepherd Hospice.


  • Visitation Friday, April 5, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 5, 2013

John Richard Loop

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Marcia Gilbert

April 4, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Arlene Hartley

April 3, 2013

My heart goes out to all the family as you go through this difficult time of (earthly) loss... but we all know that he's walking strong and rejoicing on streets of gold now! Singing bass in God's heavenly choir. Rest in peace until we all meet again...