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St. John Church
Thursday November 16th, 2017
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Friday November 17th, 2017

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Larry Looker

LOOKER, Larry Noel, age 79, of Eaton, OH., formerly of West Alexandria, OH. passed away Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 at his residence.  He was born in Richmond, IN. on Dec. 25, 1937 to Harold and Susie (Carter) Looker.  Larry was a 1956 graduate of New Bremen High School and received his B.S. Degree from Bowling Green State University.  He was a retired school teacher, where he taught first at Waynesfield-Goshen School and then 25 years at  Twin Valley South High School, retiring in June of 1991. He also did some coaching for football, baseball, basketball and girls cross country.  Larry loved golf and was also an avid fisherman.  He was a member of St. John Church in West Alexandria, OH. where he was very active and also an active member of the Lakengren Dragons.  He was a life member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Assoc. and the Preble County Retired Teachers Assoc. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Judy Looker, Eaton, OH. 3 daughters, Laurie and Sam Denny, New Lebanon, OH., Beth and Ed Slaman, Tampa, FL., Jennifer and Doug Combs, West Alexandria, OH., grandchildren, Natalie Denny, Alex (Brittany) Denny, Tyler Moberly, Jordan Combs, Kacie Combs, 3 great grandchildren, Harper Ann Henderson, Bryce Noel Denny, Larkin May Denny, and 4th great grandchild expected soon, River Alexander Denny, also 2 brothers, Jack Looker, CA., Tim Looker, FL., many nieces, nephews and caring friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Susie Looker and 2 sisters, Patricia Looker and Nancy Waterman.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at St. John Church, 20 E. South St., West Alexandria, OH. with Rev. Mark Moore officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria, OH.  Friends may call at the church on Thurs. Nov. 16, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and one hour prior to the funeral on Friday.  Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, OH. is in charge of arrangements.  For condolences: www.lindloffzimmerman.com   Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Church or Preble County Humane Society, Eaton, OH.

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I am so sorry to learn of your dads passing. He was always such a sweet man. I remember seeing him swim the width of the West Alex pool under water holding his breath for several laps and coming up smiling. He was such an asset to the students that he influenced. My prayers for all of you that you find comfort in your faith, strength from your family and support from your friends.

JoEllen Tapalman Nov 20 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Judy and family.  I was so sorry to hear about Larry.  You have my deepest sympathy.  Joyce A Young

Joyce Ann Young Nov 16 2017 12:00 AM

My sincerest condolences to all of Mr. Looker's family. May God be with you as you enter this next phase of your lives.

Jeff Studebaker Nov 15 2017 12:00 AM

Jenny and family, I am so sorry to hear about your dad's death. He was such a great person -- a great teacher and friend. He will be greatly missed.

Angela Osborne Nov 15 2017 12:00 AM

Truly my favorite teacher at Waynesfield-Goshen H.S. I have so many fond memories of him being our homeroom teacher for 3 years and Class Adviser. He always remembered helping us with decorating the gym for the Jr. Sr. Prom 1965.
I remember him waiting at the elevator at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton for me when I was a 1st yr. student in Radiology to come back from lunch and telling me his daughter was having a test done in x-ray. When I went upstairs, I got to help with her exam.
Also, he was doing drivers ed at his "new" school and stopped at my house in New Hampshire, Ohio. I probably had 3 kids by then... I was so excited, I went out to the car and was telling his students, "This is so cool that Mr. Looker stopped by and maybe when you are out of school, he will come see you with Driver Ed Students." They were like... What Ever!  Ha Ha.Thank you, Judy, for coming to our 50th Reunion with Larry.  Blessings and prayers to you and all of your families.

Becky Arthur Lawrence Nov 15 2017 12:00 AM

So very sorry for the loss of Mr. Looker. My thoughts and prayers to all his family and friends.

Wendy White Nov 14 2017 12:00 AM

Was a great teacher, I had him for biology and I suffered with allergies and he would help me out. I also had his as my softball coach and he called me slugger. I was no bigger than a minute but he always encouraged.
Prayers for the family, he is was an awesome Man! I have a lot of wonderful memories...

LouAnn Bellar Kassens Nov 13 2017 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with the Looker family. Larry was a great role model for many, many students and I enjoyed his friendship and encouragement when I started my principals career at Lanier. A good man who will be missed by many.

Denny Dyer Nov 13 2017 12:00 AM

Im so sorry for your lost mrs. Looker. He was one of the best teachers in my life. I will always remember him and how he would buy us ice cream during class. I learned a lot from him. They broke the mold when he became a teacher

Melissa Ohair-mckee Nov 13 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Larry. I have great memories of camping in Brookville and a vacation we all shared in Maine. Larry always seemed so upbeat and always had plenty of jokes to share. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Tracy Wissman Oldiges
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Tracy Wissman Oldiges Nov 13 2017 12:00 AM