Terry Dean Loper November 25, 1947 - December 28, 2011 Terry Loper, age 64 of Queen City Texas, passed from this life Wednesday morning, December 28, 2011. Terry was preceded in death by his wife Gearldene Loper, his father Frank Loper, and his mother Pauline Johnson Loper. He is survived by his son, Terry Dean Loper Jr., his daughters, Debbie Daniels (and spouse Mike Harper) of Texarkana Texas; Dorrita Ezell (and spouse Gordon) of Atlanta Texas; and Lori Hobbs (and spouse Hogan) of Atlanta Texas; his brother Perry Loper (and wife Linda) of Simms Texas; his sister Edna Coburn of Moulton Alabama, as well as many other relatives including grandchildren. Terry was born in Phoenix Arizona and was a millwright. Terry will be laid to rest at Shady Dale Cemetery beside his beloved wife Gearldene Loper. FUNERAL DIRECTOR'S PERSONAL COMMENTS AND REFLECTIONS I guess the measure of a person's life is not the possessions he/she leaves behind, but the love that lingers after they have departed the presence of family and friends. The Loper Family is a prime example of love and generosity. Mrs. Loper (Gearldene) passed away in August of this year, and Terry (her husband) was heartbroken. It took five months, but we buried him on the last day of the same year. Terry loved Gerry so much that to him, life was not possible without her. It took his physical being five months to understand his spiritual being, and release him to be with her. As before, the Loper girls were angels. Lori came to the funeral home the morning of Terry's death with tear-stained eyes. Being the incredibly strong woman she is, she pulled her resources together and in the time of holiday celebrations, she shored up her family and laid Terry to rest beside her mother. The true tribute to Terry is the love his girls had for him and the love he had for their mother. They truly loved and respected him. At the graveside, family and friends came together and shared their favorite "Terry Story" with each other. We laughed and cried and even the funeral home had a story to share. Our story was witness of the love he had for Gerry. In the weeks, months and years that follow the death of this loving couple, the love they shared with family and friends will still linger in their absence. They were wonderful examples of love for self, love for each other and love for their fellow man. Their lives were unpretentious, yet the love they shared was undoubtedly cause for envy. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Terry Dean Loper please visit our Sympathy Store.
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