Wing Mun Loo
Wing Mun Loo, 75, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in the comfort of his home in Cleveland, on Sept. 30, 2017.
He was born Sept. 8, 1942, in Augusta, Ga., the 14th child and the seventh son of the late Sing Yet Loo Sr. and Tai Do Shee Loo. The family would ultimately grow to have a total of 19 children. He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
Despite limited resources shared with such a large family, he excelled with a curious drive and passion to achieve many of the rarer things in life. He graduated with honors from the Academy of Richmond County, Augusta, Ga., in 1960. He achieved the rank of captain in the Army ROTC and led its elite drill team, giving exhibitions at many halftimes of both football and basketball games. Then he attended the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering. This degree unlocked opportunities that literally opened up the world. Beginning with a job at the Pennwalt Chemical Co. in Calvert City, Ky., he found the love of his life, Yvonne Rickman, a marriage lasting 48 years. He started a family with two kids, Mikhael (Dena) and Kyna Michelle (Tyler) who gave him eight grandchildren: Mikayla, Dakota, Zion, Jordan, Roman, Moriah, Sophia and Kori.
His next move occurred when he found work near Cleveland, working at the Olin Corp. in Charleston. In 1980, Wing and Yvonne made the decision to temporarily leave their home in Cleveland and work for Aramco in Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia. After being transferred back to the United States, he worked in Houston and Los Angeles for the same company until he finally retired back to his original house and home in Cleveland. From here, he took on another two-year post-retirement job to work at the Maraven Refinery Co. in Punto Fijo, Venezuela. He also enjoyed fishing, golf, travel, and the remodeling of homes.
All are invited to a visitation at First Baptist Church at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.
The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jim Gibson officiating and Tom Wicks leading worship. Afterward, a graveside service and a releasing of white doves will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
The family requests donations be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering in care of First Baptist Church in Cleveland.
Send a message of condolence and view the Loo family guest book at www.CompanionFunerals.com.
Companion Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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