Mr. Willard F. Hooper, age 91, of County Road 24, Crossville Alabama, died on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Marshall Medical Center South.
Service will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at two o’clock p.m. in the McRae Chapel with Bro. Farrell Blanks and Bro. Cody Nugent officiating. Interment will follow in Dekalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be on Monday evening from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.
Mr. Hooper was born in Alabama on March 9, 1930, to Thomas James and Lula Mae Smith Hooper. He was a retired USDA Inspector and a proud Army Veteran. He grew up farming, was drafted into the Army and served in the Korean War, where he received a Purple Heart. His greatest subject was telling everyone about Jesus-He was saved on December 24, 1950, and lived for the Lord the rest of his life! He loved to make wooden puzzles and toys for the children and family members. He loved his family dearly and called each family member’s name in prayer every night. He and his wife, Helen were founding members of Freedom Baptist Church.
Mr. Hooper is survived by his Son: Dale Hooper (Missy Burbanks) of Crossville, Daughter: Jeanine Burnett (the late Bruce Burnett) of Ft. Payne, Grandchildren: Brandon Burnett (Caley) of Tuscaloosa, Bradley Hooper (Kymberly) of Asbury, Courtney Hooper, and Corey Hooper both of Crossville, Great Grandchildren: Owen Hooper and Nora Kate Hooper both of Asbury and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. He was preceded in death by his parents: Thomas James and Lula Mae (Smith) Hooper, Wife: Helen Dean (Higgins) Hooper, Sisters: Lorene Hooper Ingram, Orrine Hooper and Idell Hooper Templeton and Brothers: Doyle Hooper and Lavone Hooper.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Burnett, Bradley Hooper, Corey Hooper, Justin Blanks, Ronnie Bruce and Roy McCollum. The family is accepting flowers or suggests donations to Freedom Baptist Church.