The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

June 10, 2013

Gerald ‘Jerry’ Hooper Sr.


— Gerald “Jerry” Robert Hooper Sr., 78, of Athens, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Huntsville Hospital. 

He was born Feb. 14, 1935, in Jefferson County to Archie D. and Para T. Hooper.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Joe Teal and Larry Hicks officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at McConnell Funeral Home.

Mr. Hooper was a biologist for the State of Alabama’s Conservation Department (Fisheries Division).  He was a member of First Baptist Church and Limestone Gideons-East Camp.  He was a veteran of the Korean War and a graduate of Auburn University.  His hobbies were camping, fishing, hunting and enjoying grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Alma Knight Hooper; one son, Gerald Robert Hooper Jr. and wife Jennifer G. Hooper; one sister, Betty H. Lee and husband Harry Lee; three grandchildren, Gerald R. Hooper III “Jay,” Molly A. Hooper, and Benjamin D. Hooper; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Archie D. Hooper Jr.

Pallbearers will be the Athens Limestone County Gideons.

Memorials may be made to Gideons, American Cancer Society, Diabetes Association, or First Baptist Church of Athens.


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