Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Great St. James Cemetery in Shelby with the Rev. Curtis Hooper officiating. Burial will follow in Greater St. Jams Cemetery in Shelby.
Visitation is from 2- 6 p.m. Friday, September 20, 2013, at Byas Funeral Home in Shelby.
He is survived by four sons and two daughters Columbus Hooper of St Louis, Eugene Hooper of Cleveland, Curtis Hooper of Shelby, Ellis Hooper of Montgomery, Ala., Emma Mays of Chicago and Ruthie Hall of Cleveland; and 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.