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Mr. Tommy Mack Hooper

Thomas McDavid Hooper Sr., 73, of Gary, Texas, will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, March 08, 2008, at First United Methodist Church, Timpson. Officiating will be Rev. Lynn Lee and Rev. Lou Thomas with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson.

Mr. Hooper passed away March 5, 2008, in Gary, Texas. Born on October 9, 1934, in Timpson, Texas, he was the son of the late Robin L. and Emma L. (Trammell) Hooper. Mr. Hooper was a graduate of Timpson High School and received his bachelor and master's degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University. He started teaching in Timpson after only 2 years of college and spent 50 years of service in public education as a high school science teacher, coach, high school principal and superintendent. After retirement he continued to teach high school science on a parttime basis.

Mr. Hooper was a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church, Timpson, where he served as Chairman of Church Council, Chairman of Trustees and Chior Director. He thought of himself as a simple man who loved simple pleasures especially time spent with family and friends.

Thomas M. Hooper Sr, and Patricia Bailey were married June 12, 1996 and she survives him. Also surviving are four sons; Thomas M. Hooper Jr.and wife Terri of Gary, Texas, Timothy W. Hooper and wife Gail of Gary; Tracy L. Hooper and wife Robin of Timpson and T.Z. Hooper of Gary; step sonMatthew B.Bowlin of Waxahachie, Texas; step daughter Brittany E. Bowlin of Austin, Texas; sister Mary A. Largent of Nacogdoches, Texas. 4 grandchildren; Thomas H Hooper III, Tyler Ann Hooper, Marge Lee Hooper and Alexis Hooper; step grandson Grant Williams.

Mr. Hooper was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Barbara Hooper, brother Robin L. Hooper Jr. and step grandson Garrett Williams.

Visitation will be Friday, March 7, 5-7 PM at Taylor Funeral Home.

Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson is in charge of arrangements.

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08/06/09 06:27 PM #1    

Brenda Bogue (Beasley) (1967)

Mr. Hooper was one of my favorite high school teachers. Because of his teaching in biology, I was inspired to take many courses in college in science. I minored in Biology and took many science courses on the master's level. He made learning fun and enjoyable. He cared for his students and wanted them to succeed. Today I enjoy nature and the outdoors and learning from studying what I see because of his influence.

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