James Leonard Looper

August 10, 1942 - August 3, 2022
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Northwest
6710 White Horse Road
Greenville, SC 29611
864-294-6415 | Map
Tuesday 8/9, 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Northwest Chapel
6710 White Horse Road
Greenville, SC 29611
(864) 294-6415 | Map
Tuesday 8/9, 2:00 pm
Dacusville United Methodist Church Cemetery
1365 Thomas Mill Road
Easley, South Carolina 29640
864-859-0469 | Map
Tuesday 8/9

James Leonard Looper, 79, passed away, Wednesday, August 3, 2022. Born August 10,1942 in Pickens Co., SC, he was the son of the late William and Jennie Griffin Looper. After he graduated from Dacusville High School, “Looper” as he preferred to be called, went to North Greenville College and Furman University, earning his B.A. degreeContinue Reading

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Warren Shelton left a message on August 17, 2022:
My condolences go out to the family and friends of Mr. Looper. I went to Rosman High School 1972-76. I ran Track and played Football while working at the American Thread plant. During the away Track meets Mr. Looper would play his harmonica along with me on the bus, and in the locker rooms before the meets started. while I played the guitar. He is the best harmonic player I've ever heard. He was my friend. My prayers are for the family of this good man.
Chris Whitmire left a message on August 11, 2022:
Looper was an outstanding educator and an incredible person who positively impacted those he encountered in many wonderful ways. God bless his soul ????????
Tony underwood left a message on August 9, 2022:
Some of my fondest memories of uncle Leonard were trip to grandmothers on Christmas Eve and in the summer or when we would go swimming in the lake or he would make popcorn balls for us boys. He would take it to the river and swim or fish. He was always kind and gentle with us. I will miss him dearly. I love you Uncle Leonard
Kevin and Donna McAlister (RHS class of 1988 and 1989) left a message on August 9, 2022:
With much love and appreciation for a wonderful teacher and example! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. God bless!
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Debbie Hart left a message on August 8, 2022:
So sorry for your loss! Praying for the family.
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Andrew Jones (Andy) left a message on August 8, 2022:
Mr. Looper was a great inspiration to me, the class of 82 and to all those he taught and knew! He challenged me to read and learn all I could! I majored in English Literature at UNC Chapel Hill and graduated with a degree in English from there! This likely would not have been possible without Mr. Looper’s guidance! It was an honor to be his student and I believe he was one of the greatest teachers our school has ever had! I remember the day he asked me to do a drawing for the inside cover of the 1982 yearbook and I was nervous about doing it, yet, he believed in me more than I did and that’s what great people do, inspire others! I will miss him! Rest in peace Looper! Sincerely, Andy Jones Class of 1982
Kim (Mason) Rector left a message on August 6, 2022:
Mr. Looper left a lasting imprint on each one of us he taught at RHS. He built relationships with each of us that opened the door for us to learn from him. His impact on my life continued long after I was his student, and into my own classroom when I became a teacher. He was one of a kind and his legacy will always be a part of Rosman through each person he touched. Heaven’s band is a little sweeter with his harmonica! My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Troy Jones (class of '92) left a message on August 6, 2022:
Mr Looper was probably my favorite teacher of all time, lots of great memories of him, my prayers and condolences to the family.
Bobby Galloway left a message on August 5, 2022:
I'm so sorry for your loss, but I wanted to share the impact Mr. Looper had on me from the class I had with him from 73 to 76 in NC history. I was a freshman in his class and was a ball player. After a game they left the doors opened to the gym, I went in and took things that were not mine. Well a few days later I was feeling guilty and needed to talk to someone, it was Mr. Looper, he came to my house and we talked and worked out on the stuff that I took. He would take it back to school and I was forgiven, he made me feel that I was important and had better potential and to put what I did behind me and be a better person. Today I'm 65 and have never forgotten his kindness and never took anything again. I will miss my teacher and friend.
Matt Morgan left a message on August 5, 2022:
I had the honor of knowing Looper as one of his students and later working on football with him. He was such a great teacher and man, I will never forget him and the love he had for Rosman High and all that walked its halls.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
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