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Lester Hooker

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Lester Hooker, 78, a lifelong resident of Bradley County, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, June 19, 2021. He passed away very peacefully at his home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Duard and Sylvia Hooker; brothers: David, Wayne and Eddie Hooker; and his sister, Brenda Hooker.

He worked in construction for many years, he was also an accomplished and talented woodworker.

After his retirement, he built many beautiful pieces of furniture for his family. His family’s homes are full of many pieces that he built. His woodworking knowledge and talent were all self-taught.

He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His family was his life. He will be greatly missed, especially his hugs. He always had a smile and a big hug for everyone.

Left behind to mourn his loss arehis loving wife of 58 years, Barbara Hughes Hooker; children: Tami Reese (Mike), Leslie Black (Danny), Verlin Hooker (Tammy), Scotty Hooker (Kim); grandchildren: Jonathan Reese, Brett Hooker (Kayla), Blake Hooker (Amber), Hayden Black (Kira), Brady Hooker and Koby Hooker; and great-grandchildren: Bailey Hooker, Gunner Hooker, Nolan Hooker, Silas Hooker, Ryder Black, Landen Black and Cali Black.

A Remembrance of Life service will be held today, June 23, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services Wildwood Avenue Chapel, with the Rev. Sammy Hughes officiating.

The interment will follow at Earls Cemetery, with Blake Hooker, Verlin Hooker, Koby Hooker, Brady Hooker, Bretty Hooker and Hayden Black serving as pallbearers.

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