Raymond Dale Hooper

Mena, Polk County, Arkansas, USA
Death 18 Jul 2013 (aged 86)
Mena, Polk County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Ink, Polk County, Arkansas, USA
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Raymond Dale Hooper, age 86, of Ink, Arkansas died Thursday, July 18, 2013 at the Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab. He was born on Thursday, September 16, 1926 to Willie Wayne and Eliza Lott Hooper in Mena, Arkansas.

Raymond was a true man of God and served his Lord with all his heart. He served in the Gideon Ministry for 56 years. Raymond was a member of the Anointed Faith Tabernacle in Mena. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He worked as a butcher for 20 years at the Swifting Company in Fort Smith. Raymond also was a Ham Radio Operator and enjoying meeting people from all over the world. He has talked to people from over 310 foreign countries over the years. He served as a volunteer fireman for the Ink Fire Department for many years. Raymond was a loving, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, and will be missed by all who knew him.

Raymond is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, June Hooper; one son, Stephen Hooper; one brother, James Hooper; and one infant sister.

Raymond is survived by his son and daughter in law, Paul and Barbara Hooper of Mena; three brothers, Willard Hooper of Mena, Harold Hooper of Benton and Kenneth Hooper of Mena; three grandchildren, Emilee Langford of Owensboro, Kentucky, Zachary Hooper of Fort Smith and Jordan Hooper of Mena; several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home with Brother Wally Beckman officiating. Interment will follow in the Concord Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, July 19, 2013 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

Pallbearers will be Audrey Cost, Burt West, Bob Pack, Shannon Langford, Zach Hooper and Jordan Hooper.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 781, Mena, Arkansas 71953

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