SHERMAN - David Charles Van Hooser was born in Sherman, Texas on November 1, 1944, to parents James Allene Van Hooser, and he passed from this life on June 2, 2014.|
He is survived by his wife Sue Ann and her children Bobby and Becky; his sister Carole Mitchell and her husband Emmett of Lecompton, Kansas; sister Doris Dyer and her husband Mack of Krum, Texas; brother James Van Hooser and his wife D'Ann of Davison, Michigan' and brother Terry Van Hooser and his wife Donna, of Sherman, Texas.
He also leaves behind a number of nieces and nephews: Bob Mitchell, Andrew Mitchell, Susan Brownlee, Elizabeth Wallace and her husband Rhett, with their children Baileigh, Kamryn, and Case, Joseph Van Hooser, Lisa Van Hooser, Nicholas Chapman, Ryan Chapman, Kara Byrnes, and Randall Van Hooser.
David graduated from Sherman High School in 1964, and immediately joined the US Marine Corps. He served as ship security aboard the USS Oriskany during the war in Viet Nam. After his honorable discharge, he returned to the Dallas area and completed an Associate degree at UTD.
His professional career involved finance and investments, working for companies like Merrill Lynch and Southwest Securities. He and Sue Ann Cline were married on May 20, 2006. David joined Casa View Christian Church, Sue's home church, where they attended the Friendship Class and served in various capacities.
David was a kind-hearted and godly man who will be missed by all who knew him.
Visitation will be at Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home, at 10501 Garland Road, in Dallas, on Saturday June 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. (214-327-8291). A memorial service will be conducted at Casa View Christian Church, 2230 Barnes Bridge Road in Dallas, on Sunday, June 8, at 1 pm. (214-328-8429). Dr. Lesly F. Massey, senior minister, will officiate. Interment will be at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Paul's Valley, Oklahoma, on Monday, at 1 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio St., Suite 304, Chicago, Ill., 60611. (888-733-6741).
Arrangements are directed by Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home.
Published in The Herald Democrat from June 5 to June 6, 2014