Fred E. Looney, 81 of New Castle went to be with the Lord Monday, April 26, 2010. He was born March 24, 1929, in Craig County near Mineral Springs. He retired from GE after 32 years of employment. He was a Korean War Army veteran and a graduate of New Castle High School. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen V. Looney; parents Roscoe and Murphy Looney; brothers Buddy and Tyler Looney. He is survived by his sons John L. Looney and wife Cathy, and Steven M. Looney and wife Kyna; grandchildren Sean and Will Looney, Justin and Hillary Carpenter; great-grandson Blane Carpenter; sisters Jane L. Barnes and Barbara Reynolds; special nephew Watson Looney; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A special thank you to Beulah Brown, friend, nurse and caretaker. Funeral Services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Paitsel Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Ernie Johnson officiating. Interment followed at Huffman Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family wishes memorials be made to the New Castle Christian Church Building Fund. Arrangements by Paitsel Funeral Home, New Castle. www.paitselfh.com.