Alvin Perry Looney, age 73, of Mena, Arkansas died on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at the Mena Regional Health System in Mena. He was born on Friday, April 18, 1947 to William Perry and Dorothy Lee Campbell Looney in Board Camp, Arkansas.
Alvin was a Christian man who attended the Midway Freewill Baptist Church in Board Camp. He proudly served for twelve years in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He worked at Whirlpool in Fort Smith for twelve years and later went on to get the Bee Association started in Polk County. He had served as vice president and president of the association. Alvin very much enjoyed his bees and raising his garden. He also liked to hunt and fish in his free time. God and his family were always his priority, and he loved them very much. Alvin was a loving father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Mary Looney; and one sister, Altha Chamberlain.
Alvin is survived by his four sons, Tony Cox of Board Camp, Rodney Cox of Wickes, Jeffrey Cox of Locust Grove, Oklahoma, and Perry Looney of Board Camp; two daughters, Dorothy Weaver of Pocalo, Oklahoma, and Amanda Hensley of Board Camp; three brothers, Alton Looney of Board Camp, Allen Looney of Greenbrier, Arkansas, and Alfred Looney of Board Camp; one sister, Almeda Henderson of Locust Grove, Oklahoma; seventeen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at the Board Camp Cemetery in Board Camp, Arkansas with Brother Troy Denton officiating. Interment will follow at the Board Camp Cemetery in Board Camp, Arkansas under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home. Visitation will be general.