James (Jim) Henry Hooper, 75, died peacefully in his home on September 5, 2021.
Jim was born on March 25, 1946 in Saginaw, Michigan, the son of the late William H. Jr. and Eleanor M. (Jex) Hooper. He graduated from Akron-Fairgrove High School with the Class of 1964 where he enjoyed football, basketball and baseball. Following graduation, he attended Michigan State University until he was drafted into the U.S. Army in November, 1966. While in the Army, Jim served with the 37th Artillery Regiment stationed in Bad Kissingen, Germany. He was honorable discharged in November, 1968.
Jim fell in love and married Roberta (Bobbie) Sue Robinson on September 13, 1969 at the Fairgrove Presbyterian Church. After marriage, he resumed his studies at Michigan State University (Go Green) and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering in March, 1975. For 38 years, Jim worked as a Civil Engineer for M W Kellogg in Houston, TX.
Jim grew up playing and loving the game of golf. He started keeping records of his golf games in 1972 and recorded playing over 149,391 holes of golf.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of almost 52 years, Roberta (Bobbie) Sue Hooper of Cypress, TX; his daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Jason Schessler of Houston, TX; his son and daughter-in-law, Erickson and Holly Hooper of Snohomish, WA; and his five grandchildren, Megan Rothe and her fiancé Tyler Will, Griffin Spiegelberg, Ivy Hooper, Aiden and Emma Schessler.
His family loves and misses him tremendously. We are at peace knowing he is not suffering anymore. We will see you again one day, Paw.
The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the Devotion Hospice team and friends who helped make his last days peaceful and comfortable.
Burial with military honors will be private for immediate family and friends at the Houston VA National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to make a donation in Jim's memory should consider a memorial to the National Kidney Foundation or the American Heart Association.
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