Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Fox Funeral Home Chapel, Licking.

William Norman “Hog” Hooper, 68, son of William Roland “Bill” Hooper and Claryce Cristell Michael, was born Jan. 13, 1951, at Cape Girardeau, Mo. He departed this life on July 20, 2019, after a long struggle of bad health.

Soon after graduation from Licking High School he was united in marriage to Katherine Marie Bailie on July 19, 1969, in Licking, Mo., and to this union two children were born.

Norman is survived by his wife, Kathy; one son, Bradley Joe Hooper and wife, Amber, of Houston, Mo.; one daughter, Tricia Lynn Meadors and husband, Bradd, of Montgomery, Texas; four grandchildren, Nicole Cook and husband, Derek, of Bucyrus, Mo., Cole Hooper of Houston, Mo., and McKenna Meadors and Ayden Meadors of Montgomery, Texas; three brothers, Ronald Hooper and wife, Susan, of Pacific, Mo., Stanley Hooper and wife, Beverly, of Pacific, Mo., and Mike Hooper and Kathy of New Baden, Ill.; two sisters, Sharon Maslowsky and husband, Bill, of Ozark, Mo., and Cynthia Twitchel and husband, Dennis, of Walnut Grove, Mo.; one brother-in-law, James W. Bailie and wife, Ginny, of Palmetto, Fla.; and one sister-in-law, Carolyn (Totten) Hooper of Shelbina, Mo. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Nothing made him glow more than family and all the children, and the goals and accomplishments as they have grown-so proud!

Norman enjoyed life to the fullest. Motorcycles, cars and racing them. His motto became “fix and repair daily.”

He began working at the Fort Wood commissary for tips and then furniture packing, and on to manage the Houston/Licking RediMix, where he worked for over 40 years until his bad health and retirement; along with his son and daughter, when summers allowed.

Norman became a member of the First Baptist Church at a young age.

He was a dedicated father, provider, mentor and friend. His laughter and sheepish grin will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at Fox Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Erin McConnell officiating. Interment as at the Licking Cemetery. Pallbearers were Justin Adey, Matt Robertson, Billy Scantlin, Steve Adey, Dale Creek, Brian Cantrell, Steve Harrah, Rollie Skaggs, Keith Hamilton and Kirk Manier.

Arrangements entrusted to Fox Funeral Home. 

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