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James (Jim) Edward Hooper

Jerome

James (Jim) Edward Hooper, age 62, of Jerome, MI passed away July 16, 2013. He was born January 9, 1951 in Cookeville, TN, the son of Robert and Bessie (Dishman) Hooper. Jim graduated from Pennfield High School in 1969 and went on to receive a Bachelors Degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Criminal Justice. He married Jo Ann Hicks on July 21, 1972 in Dearborn, MI and she survives. Jim worked as a corrections officer for the State of Michigan until his retirement in 2007. He was a devoted husband and father and loved spending time with his family and his dogs. Jim enjoyed camping, fishing and watching the T1gers.

In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by his children Melissa (Chris) Hartle, and Kelley (Frank) Hayward, grandchildren Mackenzie Hayward and Dyland J. McConnell and siblings Linda (Dennis)Harrington, Judy Meyers (and the late Girard Meyers) and Terry (Sandy) Hooper.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 21, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Borek Jennings Funeral Home Braun Chapel, 145 Main Street, Brooklyn, MI. A Healing Farewell will be held at the funeral home on Monday, July 22, beginning with visitation at 10 am until the time of service at 11:00 am. Please sign Jim's guestbook at www.borekjennings.com or leave a message of comfort for his family by calling 877-231-7900.



Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on July 19, 2013
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