Jerry Hooper

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Jerry Ronald Hooper

KANNAPOLIS - Jerry Ronald Hooper, 79, of Kannapolis, died at his home on May 12, 2013.

He was born July 5, 1933, in Cabarrus County, the son of the late J. Boyd Hooper and the late Tamer Dancy Hooper. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Steve Hooper.

Jerry served active duty during the Korean War with the U.S. Air Force.

He owned a number of businesses, including Helen's Fabric Center and J&H Hosiery. He received Jesus Christ as his Saviour June 1982 and it changed his life. He joined the Baptist faith and enjoyed teaching and preaching the word of God. He was actively involved in evangelism up until the time of his passing.

Jerry never met a stranger and was a friend to everyone, always ready to help others. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, brother and friend.

Survivors include his daughter, LaDonna Yoos and son-in-law David of Kannapolis; there grandchildren, Martin Yoos, Celina Yoos and Lesli Hooper; his former wife and dear friend, Helen Hooper; his sister, Geraldine Key; and brother Jimmy Hooper, both of Kannapolis.

Service: A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May15 at Carolina Memorial Park in Kannapolis conducted by Rev. Mike Edwards. Military honors will be conducted by the Cabarrus County Honor Guard.

Memorials: Can be made to Piedmont Baptist Church, 5870 Wright Road, Kannapolis, NC 28081.

Online condolences can be left at

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Whitley's Funeral Home
1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd
Kannapolis, NC 28083
(704) 933-2222
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Published in Salisbury Post on May 14, 2013
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