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Joseph Dale Looney

September 13, 1961 — June 27, 2023

Rayle, Georgia

Joseph “Joey” Dale Looney, 61, of Rayle, GA passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2023. Born on September 13, 1961, in Toccoa, GA, he was the son of the late Elmer Ray Looney and Peggy Joe Looney.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Andy Looney; brother, Johnny Ray Looney; and sister, Katie Bruce. He is survived by his wife, Martha Lynn Looney; three children, Tara Looney (Jon Wills), Nichole Looney (Jesse Jones), and Jesse Looney; siblings, Martha Norris and Tommy Looney; grandchildren, Austin Looney, Kayla Fox, Layla Fox, Samantha Looney, Joshua Wills, Zachary Thompson, Gracie Thompson, Bailey Thompson, Isabella Wills, Brantley Thompson, Dakota Wills, and Arianna Wills.

Joey was a cherished husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all those he loved.  He was kindhearted and always willing to help anyone in need. A grill operator at the waffle house since 1995, he happily served countless people with great food for twenty-eight years. He enjoyed the beach, fishing, telling jokes and stories, and especially making up songs with his grandkids. He will be greatly missed by so many.

A service will take place in the chapel of Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, East, on Thursday, June 29, 2023, at 3:00 PM. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, EAST, Athens is entrusted with arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com.

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