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“Pete, I have known old Hoop from the time we were young guys and were working for Sun in Odessa and I can say he was a great guy and also enjoyed our...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Forrest Winget - georgetown, TX

“I was blessed to have Mr. Sanders as my first boss in the mid 60s (my first real job) at TESCo in Fort Worth. I've been with the company 44 years,...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Libby Smith - Fort Worth, TX

“Our dear Adria loved Uncle Hooper so very much. His kindness and care of our daughter made him especially dear to us. Aunt Pete, I know you will...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Mary Lou and Bill Walker - DeSoto, TX

“Hogan Park Golf Course in Midland. The fearsome forsom every Saturday morning, rain or shine. We had some very good times that I will always remember. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: George Harrill - Odessa, TX

“Please accept my sincere sympathy on your loss. Hooper will definitely be missed here at the Wesleyan. As told you previously, I am here for you if...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Billie Harlow - Georgetown, TX

“Pete, We are so sorry to hear about our dear friend Hooper. R.H. was always asking about Hooper. Now they will be together and reminisce all the...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Mike and Linda Weaver - TX

“Please share with Pete my condolences in Hooper's passing. He was one of my best and hardest bosses. A wonderful guide and later true friend. ...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Gayla Stanley Wigley - Midland, TX

Hooper Sanders, Jr., age 84 of Georgetown, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2012 in Georgetown, Texas. Hooper was born on June 5, 1927 in Hillsboro, Texas to Hooper and Flonnie Sanders. Hooper graduated from Hillsboro High School and entered the U.S. Navy at age 18 during the last months of World War II. He served as Petty Officer, 3rd Class aboard the Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Makassar Strait in the Pacific.

After the War he entered Texas Tech University and graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture, majoring in Agronomy with a minor in Agricultural Economics. On September 14, 1950 he married Mary Elizabeth "Pete" Frazier. He was employed by the Texas Agriculture Extension Service and Sun Oil Company before joining Texas Electric Service Company in Midland, Texas. He retired from TU on April 1, 1991 after 34 years of service, ending his career in Big Spring, Texas as District Manager.

After a few months, retirement became boring and he joined the staff of Senator John T. Montford, opening an office in Big Spring as the West Texas coordinator. In 1997 he retired for the second time and moved to Sun City to be closer to relatives.

Hooper was always interested in Agriculture and was past President of the Midland Livestock Association, serving as Superintendent of the Show for two years. He was Honorary Lone Star Farmer of the year, on the Board of Directors of the United Way, Chamber of Commerce, Salvation Army and President of the Industrial Foundation in Big Spring. Hooper was a lifetime member of the Presbyterian Church and an Elder in Big Spring Church. Hooper was President of the Rotary Club in Big Spring and received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award.

Hooper is survived by his wife, "Pete"; nieces: Pamela Brown and husband Ronald of Frost, Texas, Emelee Hoyle and husband Larry of Granbury, Texas; nephew Gerald Frazier and wife Mary of Brandon, Texas; cousin, Billy Tom "Caddo" Sanders and wife Ruby of San Marcos; great nephews: Brian Hoyle and wife Nicole of Longview, Texas, Jason Hoyle and wife Adria of Mansfield, Texas, Chad Martin and wife Suann of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, Kyle Brown and wife Julie of San Antonio, Texas, Chris Frazier and wife Susan of Lubbock, Texas, James Frazier and wife Michelle of Abbott, Texas, Jody Frazier of Brandon, Texas; great nieces: Tammie Dunn of Canton, Texas, Paige Butler of Frost, Texas; also fifteen great-great nieces and nephews. This extended family gathers the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year for a wonderful family reunion.

Hooper was preceded in death by his parents.

His family extends their heartfelt thanks for the blessings and loving care given to Hooper by the staff of Wesleyan at Scenic, Dr. Dash and the Wesleyan Hospice staff.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Hooper's honor to the Wesleyan Benevolent Fund, or Wesleyan Hospice, or the charity of your choice.

A memorial service to celebrate Hooper's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at the Wesleyan at Estrella in the Chautauqua Room. Chaplin Dean Hamilton will be officiating.

You are invited to leave a message or memory in the memorial guestbook at www.RamseyFuneral.com.

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