US Air Force

James Henry Hooper

August 31, 1935 ~ June 11, 2022 (age 86)

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James Henry Hooper, age 86 died Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Holly Springs Senior Citizens Home where he was a resident.  James was born on August 31, 1935 in Rutherford County and was a son of the late Benjamin and  Grace Morrow Hooper.  He was a Licensed General Contactor and served in the United States Air Force.

James was a member of New Beginnings Church and the Pearidge Ruitan Club.  He enjoyed farming and planting an annual vegetable garden and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Ben Hooper, Jerry Hooper, and Charles Hooper and his sister, Alice Hooper Smith.

Survivors include his son, Jimmy Hooper and wife Sonja of Forest City, his daughters, Kay Hooper of Forest City and Linda Hooper Parks of Boiling Springs, South Carolina.  There are five grandchildren, Clint Hooper, Beth Keeter, Chase Lancaster, Stevie Parks, and Christopher Parks, and great-grandchildren, Auston, Alyssa and Kevin.

A service from the graveside will be held at 11 o’clock Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Eternal Hills Memorial Park with the  Reverend Billy Cogdell officiating.  Military Honors will be accorded by the Rutherford County Honor Guard.  The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Holly Springs Senior Citizens Home, Patient Activity Fund, 1881 Big Island Road, Rutherfordton, North Carolina 28139 or Hospice of The Carolina Foothills, Post Office Box 336, Forest City, North Carolina 28043.

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Graveside Service
June 16, 2022

11:00 AM
Eternal Hills Memorial Park

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