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William Earl Hooks

June 9, 1941 — August 24, 2022

William Earl Hooks born June 9, 1941 was a follower of Christ as well as a devoted husband and father. William enjoyed quiet country living and the cowboy way of life. His hobbies included gardening, farming, watching westerns and bull riding, spending time with family and eating homemade pies in his man-cave.

William leaves behind to cherish his memory four daughters: Sherri Hooks, Rhonda Campbell, Melissa Wright and husband Keith, Carla Wise and husband Bill; one son, Steven Hooks; three brothers, Lonnie Hooks, Eldon Hooks and Carl Hooks; one sister, Velma Thompson and a host of grandkids and great grandkids

He was preceded in death by his parents Warren A. Hooks and Dolpha Lindsey Hooks; wife, the love of his life, Marilyn Beaty Hooks; son, Jesse Lee Hooks; grandson, Dustin Lee Hooks; one brother, Jearld Hooks and two sisters, Geniva Dunnaway and Lucille Dunnaway.

A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.


I rise early, before the sun is up; I cry out for help and put my hope in your words. Psalm 119:147

Safely Home
I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.

All pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.

Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade'
Oh! But Jesus' love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.

And He came Himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus' arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt, dread'

Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still:
Try to look beyond earth's shadows,
Pray to trust our Father's will.

There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth
You shall rest in Jesus' land.

When the work is all completed,
He will gently call you home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!

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