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Kennith Hooper Sr.

Kennith-Hooper-1Kennith Hooper Sr., age 77, of Mena, died Friday, May 8, 2015 at home in Mena.  He was born on Monday, July 12, 1937 to Willie Wayne and Eliza Lott Hooper in Ink, Arkansas.

Kennith was an avid outdoorsman and that was the reason he loved his career as a Wildlife Officer in Polk County for almost 18 years.  He also enjoyed gardening and working in his yard.   Kennith was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Raymond Hooper and James Hooper.

Kennith is survived by his wife, Margaret Hooper of Mena; two sons, and daughters-in-law, John and Cathy Hooper of Greer, South Carolina and Kennith Jr., and Rhonda Hooper of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two stepsons and wives, Steve and Pam Hickerson and Scott and Angela Hickerson all of Texarkana, Arkansas; two stepdaughters, Kathie Stone of Conway and Paula Crouch of Mena; his late wife’s granddaughter, Crystal Jones of Fort Smith, that he raised as his own; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Willard and Reba Hooper of Yocana and Harold and Norma Hooper of Benton; four grandchildren, Otis and Joann Hooper of Tulsa, Kennith and Burnadette Hooper of Tulsa, Scott Hooper of Cleveland, Ohio and Jennifer and Darrell Sams of Greer, South Carolina; seven great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 6:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena.  Cremation services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

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