2015-11-26 / Obituaries

Thomas Hooper

Graveside Services for Thomas Richard Hooper, 79, of Katy, Texas were held Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at the Houston National Cemetery.

Thomas Richard Hooper was born on July 19, 1937 in Lexington, Texas, the son of Thomas Marion “Tommie” Hooper and Dora Isabell (Lyles) Hooper. After attending Giddings High School, Thomas joined the U.S. Air Force, serving as an Air Policeman from 1955 until 1959, when he received his Honorable Discharge.

He and wife, Virginia, then lived in Katy, Texas where he was employed as a lineman with Western Electric Telecommunications until his retirement.

Thomas loved animals and was always willing to take in a “stray”. He also enjoyed jogging and riding his motorcycle. Thomas died at the Heart Hospital of Austin on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommie and Dora Hooper, by his wife, Virginia Mary Hooper, by his brothers, Claude Hooper and Ray Hooper, and by his sisters, Diane Hooper Ebner Peschel and Vernie Becker.

Thomas is survived by his brother, Kenneth Hooper of Giddings and by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to your local animal shelter or to a charity of one’s choice.

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