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Chief Master Sergeant Dewey Branson Hooper, Sr. - SAVANNAH - Chief Master Sergeant Dewey Branson Hooper, Sr., United States Air Force Retired, 92, of Savannah, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a lover of the outdoors, enjoying fishing, hunting, and gardening. He was a kind-hearted gentleman who would do anything for anyone at any time. He was born in the Persimmon Community near Clayton, GA, and was preceded in death by his wife, Willilou Morel Crane Hooper; parents, Carl and Belle Hooper; sister Bernice Hooper Hunt, brother Ralph Hooper, and sister Bonnie Hooper Page. Mr. Hooper served during WWII in the United States Army. He was assigned to the Medical Detachment of the 482nd Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion attached to the 9th Armored Division as a Medic. His battalion served at the Battle of the Bulge, the Bridge at Remagen, The Ardennes, Rhineland, and other engagements. He was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic service, bravery, and aggressiveness under fire. He exhibited complete calmness during the heaviest of fighting and on one occasion when men were injured by a direct enemy hit, he drove across an open field in a vehicle, exposed to German fire, to the position. Single-handed, he assisted three wounded men into the vehicle and returned them to the aid station. His courage and devotion to duty reflect credit upon himself and the service. He then enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he continued to serve his country in the Vietnam War, Morocco, Germany, France, and various state side assignments, and as NCOIC of the Base Clothing Sales and Base Commissary He was a longtime member of the former Epworth United Methodist Church, and a current member of Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church. Mr. Hooper was also a member of Landrum Lodge #48, F. & A.M's, for over 60 years, and the Scottish Rite Consistory, Valley of Savannah. He is survived by his children, Dr. Dewilla Hooper, Susan Powell (Tommy), Dewey B. Hooper, Jr. (Ellen), and William Hooper, Sr. (Amy); grandchildren, Rachel Watford (Don), Adam Hedgecoth, Thomas Powell (Lauren), Kate Powell, William Hooper, Jr., Rebecca Hooper, Lauren Hooper, Julia Hooper, Dewey B. Hooper, III, and David Dunlap; great-granddaughters, Dora Watford, Violet Powell, Savannah Dunlap, and soon to arrive Ruby Watford; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be held Friday, June 20th, from 6-8 pm at Fairhaven Funeral Home, 7415 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 21st, at 11 am in the Hubert C. Baker Chapel, with Rev. Billy Hester and Rev. Ron Pulley officiating. Interment will follow in Bonaventure Cemetery, with full military honors, presented by the United States Air Force. Donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Foundation. Savannah Morning News June 21, 2014 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at

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Published in Savannah Morning News from June 19 to June 21, 2014
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