Weatherford Democrat


January 27, 2014

Ronnie Jim Looney

Ronnie Jim Looney, 69, of Wortham, passed away on Jan. 24, 2014, at his residence. 

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Wortham, with Reverend Jarod Rogers officiating. Interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery. 

Family visitation will be Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Porter Chapel in Wortham.

Mr. Looney was born on May 8, 1944, in Lufkin, Texas, 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 sisters, 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 and Mike Jones; 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 every day positively affecting everyone around him.” — Ben

Please visit to sign the guestbook and leave a message for the family.

Porter Funeral Home


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