Fred Buford Looper- Fred died peacefully at home on February 14, 2023. He was born on January 9, 1937, in Blanchester, Ohio. Fred was raised in middle Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Anne Nanney Looper. parents, Erna Johnson Looper and Thomas Stanley Looper. He is survived by his children, Marte Looper Johnson (Bill), Susan Looper Garrett Adkins, Gary Looper, and Beth Looper Henley; his bonus children, Tommy Coughlin (Anne), Pat Coughlin (Jackie), Catherine Cassell (Chester), Mary Ann Tremblay (Jim), Kellye Waller, Laura Burkett (John), Elizabeth Methvin (Tim); and 23 Grandchildren.
Fred was a physician for 43 years. He was an avid golfer, fisherman, and hunter. He enjoyed all sports related to the University of Tennessee. Fred had a passion for traveling and seeing new places. He attended Sunday school class at Crossville First United Methodist Church and enjoyed putting on an annual fish fry for them. He especially enjoyed spending the past 31 years with his wife Laura traveling, reading, and visiting family. Fred will be deeply missed by all the people whose lives he touched in meaningful ways throughout his life.
The family will hold a private service to be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, and for those wishing to honor his life, he requested donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Doctors Without Borders.