In Memory

Jeffrey Hooker

Jeffrey B. Hooker, age 62, died May 29, 2013. He was a native Houstonian. He was an All-City baseball player at Waltrip High School. He also played baseball at Texas Tech University and later attended Southwest Texas State. His greatest joy was entertaining kids. He would spend hours with his niece when she was a toddler. He loved playing baseball with his nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clara & Lloyd Hooker and is survived by his brothers, Vernon & wife Susan and Michael & wife Brenda, niece Michelle Skiles & husband Matt; nephews Joseph & Matthew Hooker; great-nephew Everett Skiles and several loving cousins and special friends.

Special thanks to the friends & neighbors of the Oak Forest neighborhood who looked after him in the past. His dream was to someday live in the Hill Country. He will be cremated and his ashes will be taken there where he will be at peace.

In memory of his special love of music, memorial donations may be made to Pacifica Foundation dba KPFT Radio 713-526-4000 ext. 314 or

There will be a celebration of his life at a later date.

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06/03/13 12:50 AM #1    

Mark Schielack

Oh man, I really hated to hear that - and I just hope and pray that he is now at peace with the Lord.  

Jeffrey and I were friends all the way back to 1st or 2nd grade at the St Rose of Lima Catholic Church school along with several others in our class including Joe Messa and Grady Levrier as well as Pat Hoelscher and Sandy Gorka.    

06/03/13 09:10 AM #2    

Michael (Mickey) Ryan

So very sorry to hear about Jeff's passing.

I had not been in touch for many years but saw him occasionally while he was at SWTxState and heard some updates about him periodically; I knew he still lived in his old neighborhood.  In addition to the info above, Jeff was also our football team extra point kicker and even made a few field goals, which was a high school rarity back in the 60s. 

The request for donations to KPFT is probably due to his lifelong infatuation with blues music.

God bless you Jeff...

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