SHERMAN - Ruby Jewel Hooker was born September 18, 1921 to Mamie Lee and Bony Parks Anderson in McKinney, Texas, and went home to our Heavenly Father on May 17, 2014, surrounded by her family in the comfort of her home.|
Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday in West Hill Cemetery. Rev. James Moore, of Fairview Baptist Church, will officiate.
Ruby lived in Bethel, Texas, with her mother - who had lost her eyesight soon after her husband's untimely death, when Ruby was only two years old – and her five siblings, until she met and married her life partner and husband of 66 years, Howard C. Hooker. They made their home in Sherman, where they raised their children, Billy, Bobby and Becky.
Ruby devoted her life to being a servant of the Lord, trusting Him with all aspects of her life completely. She excelled in her role as wife, mother and homemaker, providing an unconditional love to all who entered her home, family and friends alike. She led by example, faced life with strength, grace and humor, and left a legacy of love, kindness and acceptance for her children, grandchildren and friends. Her love of life, family and Jesus Christ fills our hearts with many special memories.
Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Howard, grandsons John Britton Hooker and Travis Rogers, four sisters and one brother.
Survivors include her sister, Willie Bea Riggs of Lakewood, Calif.; sister-in-law Elizabeth Anderson of Calif.; daughter Becky Rogers and husband Lindy of Sherman; sons Bill Hooker and Bob Hooker and wife Lynn, all of Weatherford; grandchildren: Theresa Hooker of Denison, Lee Ann Hooker of Oklahoma City, Ruthie Hooker of Weatherford, Josh Hooker of Weatherford, Sonjia Barfknecht and husband Chad of Highland Village, Scott Tonroy and wife Julie of Weatherford, Zach Tonroy and wife Carrie of Jacksonville, Aaron LeBlanc and wife Leslie of Sherman, Jarrod Ham and wife Lindsey of Frisco, Dallas Rogers, Austin Rogers and Luke Rogers; great-granchildren: Mekyla and husband Jerry Rich of Anna, Harlee Hooker of Yukon, Okla., Justine Kersey of Oklahoma City, Aaron Moore of Sherman, Drea and Remy Tonroy of Jacksonville; great-great grandchildren: Ryley Bowlin of Yukon, Okla., Britton Burt of Anna, Brayden Rich of Anna; numerous extended family and friends with special mention of Stewart Ham, and Martha Moore Girts of Washington, and Tim Moore of California, who all loved and adored her.
Serving as pallbearers are: Zach Tonroy, Jarrod Ham, Aaron LeBlanc, Josh Hooker, Andy Smith, Stewart Ham, Josh Hurley and Lindy Rogers.
Arrangements are under the direction of Dannel Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be registered at www.dannelfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Herald Democrat from May 21 to May 22, 2014