Don Hooper, 80, of Center

Don Hooper, 80, of Center, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018, at his residence.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, January 21, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, January 22, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mardy Guidry officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Center.


Mr. Hooper was born December 15, 1937, in Shelby County, to Willie Hooper and Perline Parrish Hooper. Some of the many things he enjoyed doing with his family were fishing, gardening and raising all types of animals with the grandchildren where they learned so many valuable lessons about life they will pass on, as his grandchildren were his greatest blessings. Mr. Hooper was of the Baptist faith.


He is survived by


Anjanette Dunn and husband, David, of Center, Texas

Darrell Fanguy and wife, Toshana, of Pensacola, Florida

Connie Lengl of Gary, Texas

Mike Lengl and wife, Mitzi, of Center, Texas

Jeff Lengl of Nacogdoches, Texas

J. J. Fanguy and wife, Michelle, of Timpson, Texas

Joe Hooper of Longview, Texas



Crystal Lengl Landon

Fallon Lengl

Nic Lengl

Luke Lengl

Lauren Lengl Young

Faith Lengl

Christopher Lengl

Lee Austin Fitzgerald

Zach Fitzgerald

Tori Fanguy

Taylor Fanguy

Dustin Fanguy

Shyanna Fanguy

Alyssa Fanguy

Darrell Jon Fanguy

Hayleigh Caston

Daylon Dunn

Delaney Dunn


Great Grandchildren:

Alexis Lengl

Kenna Landon

Bentley Fanguy

Ethan Fitzgerald

Weston Fanguy


Brothers and Sisters:

Paul Hooper and wife, Henry Faye, of Martinsville, Texas

Fred Hooper and wife, Kay, of Nacogdoches, Texas

Pat Newman of Nacogdoches, Texas

Phyllis Powdrill of Nacogdoches, Texas

Kathryn Davis and husband, Dexter, of Center, Texas

Bency Hooper and wife, Connie, of Center, Texas

Becky Goodwin of Moody, Texas



Ann Hooper of Center, Texas

Kay Hooper of Cushing, Texas


Preceded in death by

Wife: Reba Hooper

Parents: Willie Hooper and Perline Parrish Hooper

Brothers: Billy Hooper, Jerry Hooper, Larry Hooper


Pallbearers will be Buddy Jones, Javey Jamison, Nathan Shofner, Junior Dean, Todd Clark, Charles Bloodgood.


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The Light and Champion

137 San Augustine St.
Center TX 75935