Elder Howard E. Hooper age 86 of Rock Island, TN, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 14, 2015, with family by his side at home. He was born September 07, 1929, in DeKalb County, TN, retired after a 29 year career with Century Electric, was ordained as a The Baptist minister in 1962 and pastored Pilgram, Newtown, Mt. View, Spring Hill, New Hope, Spring Creek, and Spring Street The Baptist Churches. Brother Hooper was preceded in death by his parents Sam and Hassie Young, daughter Rhonda Hooper, a son Billy Hooper, and a brother Aaron Hooper.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years Alma Ruth Cannon Hooper, daughters Kathy (Norman) Atnip and Donna Hooper, grandchildren Monica and Brian Newsome, Lynn and James Jones, Leslie Reynolds, Jerimey and Dana Apple, Jamie and Sam Copley, Jason Apple, and Mandy May, great-grandchildren Jacob Ballew, Ashley Ballew, Skyland Beecham, Sophia Ashburn, Christopher Apple, Aaron and Lauren Duggin, Rosa Alvarado, Conner Jernigan, Peyton Potvin, Cheyenne Newsome, Harley Newsome, Tori Reynolds, Jem Reynolds, Kloe Reynolds, John Reynolds, Matthew West, Tinsley West, Clayton Jones, Kelsey and Tillman West, sister Jimmie Johnson, and sister-in-law Lucille Hooper.
Funeral service will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, October 17, 2015, at Newtown The Baptist Church. Elder James Wright and Elder Cody Holman will officiate. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery. The Hooper Family will receive friends Thursday from 3 P.M. until 9 P.M. and Friday from 11 A.M. until 9 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. On Saturday visitation will be at Newtown The Baptist Church, 2330 Shelbyville Rd., McMinnville, TN 37110. The church phone number is 931-668-2300. There will be no visitation Saturday at the funeral home as family and friends will meet at the church.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.