In Memory

William "Bill" M. Hooper Jr.

William Bill M. Hooper Jr.


Memorial for William Melton Hooper, Jr.

Born in Gaston Co., NC on Jun. 21, 1947
Departed on Nov. 27, 2012 and resided in Gastonia, NC.


Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012



Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012



Gaston Memorial Park



William "Bill" Melton Hooper, Jr., age 65, passed away on Tuesday, November 27 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. A native of Gaston County, he was a son of the late William Melton Hooper, Sr. and Rebecca Haffner Hooper.

Bill graduated from Ashley High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam and was a 20 year Veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He was currently employed with TCI Mobility. Bill was a member of Myers Memorial United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir. He was a member of United Methodist Men and an original member of The Spontanes. Bill volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, enjoyed woodworking and reading and adored his dog, Woody.

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Mary Loujean Long Hooper; brothers, Sam Hooper and wife Kimberly of Kissimee, FL, Keith Hooper and wife Susan of Gastonia; sisters-in-law, Carolyn Long McGinnis and husband Dean of Belmont, Marguerite Long Taylor and husband Frank of Gastonia and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 PM, Saturday at Myers Memorial UMC, with Rev. Clyde K. Penry officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 PM prior. Interment will be at Gaston Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Myers Memorial UMC or to Habitat for Humanity. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting and signing the guestbook.

McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Hooper family.