Herman Hooper

Herman Jay Hooper

Friday, June 15th, 1951 - Monday, March 16th, 2020
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Jay Hooper, 68, of Franklin passed away Monday, March 16, 2020.

Born in Franklin, he was the son of the late Fred Junior and Margie Cabe Hooper. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles, Roy and an infant brother; grandsons, Colt, Cody and Zackery as well as his father in law, Carl Shepherd. Jay was a member of Windy Gap Baptist Church. He worked for Belden and Hanes and most recently he drove for Macon Transit. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, building birdhouses and spending time with his beloved dog, ET.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Georgia Hooper; a daughter, Christy Landers (Mark) of Lincolnton, NC; three brothers, Danny (Karen), Ronnie (Diane) and Donnie (Teresa) Hooper; two sisters, Judy Tallent and Sue Bradley; brother and sister in laws, Dale Shepherd (Sandra), Dorthy Dills (Paul), Debbie Chastain (Eric); one granddaughter, Tori Landers, mother in law Annie Ruth Shepherd and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 20, 11 am at Windy Gap Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Bishop, Rev. Brian Browning and Rev. Davis Hooper officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in the Windy Gap Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Buddy Payne, Ben West, Bobby Peek, Gary Holland, Shaun Cribbs and Dale Shepherd.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to Windy Gap Baptist Church, 1111 Windy Gap Rd, Franklin, NC 28734

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 20th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, March 20th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Windy Gap Baptist Church
    1111 Windy Gap Road
    Franklin, NC 28734
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Funeral Service

    Friday, March 20th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, March 20th, 2020 11:00am
    Windy Gap Baptist Church
    1111 Windy Gap Road
    Franklin, NC 28734
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Friday, March 20th, 2020 |
    Friday, March 20th, 2020
    Windy Gap Baptist Cemetery
    1111 Windy Gap Road
    FRANKLIN, NC 28734
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Jamie Parker

Posted at 04:20pm
I am so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately I never met Mr. Hooper but I do know his daughter Christy. And from what I learned through her, he was one heck of a Daddy.
My thoughts are with each one of you.

Linda swann

Posted at 09:50am
Georgia, this is Linda Arnold Swann. Myself and Steve Shepherd want you to know that we are thinking about you. I can remember when you and Jay were dating. When everything settles down please give me a call 349-9211. If there is anything we can help you with please let us know.

Tim Nicholson

Posted at 08:30am
Danny, I am so sorry for your loss, your entire AmeriGas family loves you very much and is here for you if you need us

Nadine Rowland

Posted at 09:07pm
Danny,although I never knew all your family,my heart felt prayers for all the family. GOD is GREAT to take one from earthly pain & sorrows.

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