Lloyd Hooks

Lloyd Samuel Hooks (1917 - 2013)

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Lloyd Samuel Hooks
Born in Houston Co., Texasmap
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Died in Buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Huntsville, Walker Co., Texasmap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Oct 2013
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Lloyd Samuel Hooks, 95, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2013 at his home in Huntsville. He was born September 24, 1917 in Houston County, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years Archie Mae Maples Hooks and son Clifton Wayne Hooks; parents Sallie Elizabeth Dunn Hooks and James Riley Hooks; sisters Johnnie Hooks Dominy and Janice Hooks Elliott; and nephew Michael Drew Elliott.

Lloyd is survived by his granddaughter Kim Hooks Raymond, grandson John W. Hooks; granddaughter Julie Hooks Dwyer. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren Jake and Sally Raymond and Riley, Hailey and Brady Hooks; nephew Patrick R. Elliott, Sr.

Lloyd attended school in Latexo and Crockett. At age eighteen, he moved to Huntsville to attend Sam Houston State Teachers College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1940. Upon graduation, he taught Industrial Arts in the Cameron Independent School District.

To support the war effort, Lloyd worked in the Houston Ship Channel as a Master Welder. Over the years he traveled extensively working on petroleum pipeline construction projects across the United States for Panama Inc. No matter the distance, he always returned to his home in Walker County.

Lloyd joined the Huntsville Volunteer Fire Department in April 1945. He was voted Outstanding Firefighter in 1963. He later served as the 15th Fire Chief for the City of Huntsville from November 1966 to November 1969 and retired from service in 1973.

As the Chief Dispatcher and Supervisor of Police Records for the Huntsville Police Department, he was responsible for organizing the first ambulance service in Huntsville and was instrumental in the implementation of the 911 Emergency System. He worked for the City of Huntsville for over fourteen years and retired in 1982.

Lloyd was affectionately known as "Poppa" to family and friends. His kind and fun loving spirit was an inspiration to many throughout his long life. He was a caregiver and a friend who never met a stranger. For many years, he had enjoyed spending time at The Senior Center for food and fellowship. He was a long standing member of the First United Methodist Church and in recent years attended Northside Baptist Church.[1]

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  1. Entered by Stephanie Sanchez.

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On 2 Sep 2014 Patsy (Cherry) Satterwhite wrote:

Lloyd was my cousin. A livelier, more entertaining, and family loving man I can not imagine. I admired his zest for living. He learned to use a computer at an age when most people are reluctant to try anything new. He kept up a lively correspondence with family via email. Lloyd was an inspiration to us all.



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