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Dale Thomas Loper

September 16, 1944 November 6, 2022
Dale Thomas Loper
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Dale Thomas Loper died November 6th, 2022, at MUSC in Charleston after injuries sustained in a car accident.

Dale, son of the late Myrtle Joseph and Dorothy Shuman Loper, was born in Mobile, Alabama on September 16th, 1944. He graduated from Langley Bath Clearwater (LBC) High School before taking a B.S. in Chemistry from Augusta College, and later graduating from the Medical College of Georgia (summa cum laude).

He worked as an industrial chemist, and then as a Physician’s Assistant (PA) both in general practice and as a specialist in urology. After that, Dale began a long career as a high school football coach, holding various coordinator positions at different schools, as well as being a head coach and athletic director. In 2017, he was inducted into the Colleton County Athletic Hall of Fame. In addition to his coaching duties, he taught chemistry and physics. Dale also built and operated a seafood restaurant at Edisto Beach (SC) named after their dog Jake.

Dale was preceded in death by his beloved wife Myra Rebecca Queen; son Cameron (Jan) Loper; brother Benjamin Loper; sisters Myrtle Jo Elliot, Gloria Lewis, and Beverly Loper Prescott. 

Dale is survived by his daughter Marnie (Sean) Lewis of Morehead City, NC; son Brandon (Chelsey) Loper of Estill, SC; grandchildren Cameron Loper, Zack (Lauren) Cox, Sean Lewis, Evan Lewis, Clara Loper, Seaburn Loper; and great-grandchild Rachael Cox. He is also survived by his brother Wayne Loper of Panama City, FL.

A memorial will be held on December 3rd, 2022, from 1-3 pm at the Bethel United Methodist Church, 355 Hampton Street, Walterboro, SC 29488.

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