Gary Graham Hoots

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  • "Graham was my neighbor for 30 years. A well respected man...."
    - David Jackson
  • "So Very Very Sorry to hear of the loss of Graham... Did..."
    - Andy Nelson
  • "Carolyn so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear husband...."
    - Reba Lipscomb yarbrough
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    - Tony Brown
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A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Gary Graham Hoots, 70, of Anniston will be 3:00 pm, Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Chapel Hill Funeral Home with Ray Harris, Gary Cargal, Kaleb Cargal, Debbie Henderson and Kevin Blue officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00-3:00 pm prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Hoots passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Anniston RMC. Graham is survived by the love of his life, high school sweetheart and wife of 52 years, Carolyn Cargal Hoots; his sisters, Susan Hoots Fordham (William Clyde) and Beverly Hoots Conway; his boys, Kevin Blue, Brian Robertson, Donald Cargal Jr, Kaleb Cargal and Kirby Cargal; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Elra Maude Hoots and sister, Ellen Glynn Hoots. Graham was a graduate of Alexandria High School, class of 65. He was a member of the Last Calhoun County Football Championship, football team where he played Defensive End and was selected Defensive Player of the year. He proudly served with the United States Army achieving the rank of Sergeant and rose through the ranks to Team Leader in the Demilitarized Zone of Korea. Sadly, he discovered the North Korean landmine cleverly hidden during his third trip to check trip flares (1 required) resulting in the loss of his right foot…he was flown in 121st Evacuation hospital in Germany for emergency care and transferred to Walter Reed Hospital for a short stay then HOME..Alexandria, AL …"The VALLEY". He adapted quickly and soon found work at Ron Shafer Chevrolet. He rose quickly of the position of Parts Manager and was retained in that position when Douglas Cooper purchased the dealership. The beginning of friendship and much success. Douglas passed away in 2011 and Graham retired in 2012. Honorary pallbearers will be fellow workers at Cooper Chevrolet 1969-2012 and fellow members of the Indian Oaks Country Club. Condolences may be made at
Published in The Anniston Star on Feb. 8, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Chapel Hill Funeral Home
542 West 52nd Street | Anniston, AL 36206 | (256) 820-5151
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