Gary Pat Looper


The Arkansas Razorbacks lost their biggest fan on May 22, 2019. Gary Pat Looper passed from a sudden illness at Medical City Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.
Pat was born October 30, 1935, to his beloved mother, Thelma Rodgers Looper and father, Fred Lovell Looper, and lived most of his life in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Pat resided in Mineral Wells for the last 11 years.
Pat got his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in 1967 and his Masters of Education from the University of Arkansas in 1972. He served in the Air National Guard of Arkansas and the United States Air Force Reserves. Pat was a supporter of the Educational-Athletic scholarship program for the University of Arkansas from 1980-1992. Pat went on to do great work with mentally and physically challenged children and then dedicated 27 years to working with mentally disabled adults at Booneville Human Development Center.
After Pat retired, he found great pleasure in doing volunteer work at the local veterinarian's clinic because Pat not only had great compassion for people in need but for animals as well. Pat enjoyed going to the gym and golfing. Pat was passionately dedicated to the Arkansas Razorbacks and didn't miss watching any of their games.
Survivors include loving wife, Verna Dorr Looper, of Mineral Wells; son, Chad Looper; stepchildren, Kenneth and Valerie Martin and Matt and Christy Dorr, of Mineral Wells, and Kelly and RD Alderman of Lubbock, Texas; grandchildren, Linzi and Kyle Bailey, Megan and Willy Hudson, Kandis and Brett Brothers, Zeke and Melissa Dorr, Colt and Skye Dorr, Luke and Katy Dorr; and 13 great-grandchildren who loved their Pappy.
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Published on May 24, 2019
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Ed Braun
May 27, 2019
I sure feel privileged to have known Pat Looper. He was a fine human being. Genuine and generous to the max.
We shared some great times at racquetball sessions in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was a great U of A sports enthusiast.
His personal contribution and dedication to the mentally and physically underprivileged will be remembered by all who were under his care. And also, by the rest of us who had the pleasure of an association with him.
Dale & Carolyn Davis
May 25, 2019
We were honored to have you in the family Pat. You will be dearly missed. Every time we see anything Razorback that will be you saying hi!
Madeleine Miller
May 24, 2019
I'm going to miss Pat. He was a great neighbor and always had time to visit across the back fence. May he rest in peace. We'll all miss him.