Linda Smith Loper


Linda Smith Loper, 67, passed on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. She was born in Mobile, raised in Wagarville, and a longtime resident of Daphne.

Linda graduated from Leroy High School in 1972 and went on to obtain a degree in dental hygiene from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She continued on to receive a degree in Education followed by a master’s degree which she graciously used as a Library Media Specialist to serve the community within the school system.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Buddy Loper of Daphne; son, Tyler (Lara) Loper and grandson John Tyler Loper of Houston, Texas.; and many other loving relatives and friends.

A visitation was held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022 in the worship center of Resurrection Church (formerly Daphne United Methodist Church) with a prayer service starting at 3 p.m.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at Wagarville Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Wagarville Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Linda Kay Loper Book Fund which supports the children of WJ Carroll Intermediate school at