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Robert Earl Hooe Jr
Aug 3, 1924 - Aug 2, 2014

© Bishop Funeral Home
Submitted by: Carol Spear Rice

R. E. Hooe, 89, of Kiowa, died Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Coal County General Hospital in Coalgate.

The family will receive visitors from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 5 at Bishop Funeral Service.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 6 at Coalgate United Methodist Church, 106 N. Newell Rd., Coalgate, OK, with Pastor Lyle Shipley officiating. Interment will be at Wardville Cemetery. Service arrangements are under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service.

R.E. was the second of ten children born to Robert Earl and Sarah Ollie (Dennis) Hooe August 3, 1924 at Wardville. R.E. was raised at Wardville and lived near Wardville and Kiowa and at his present resident for 54 years. He married Joy Deen Cason October 16, 1953 in Ft. Worth, Texas. R.E. was always a cattle rancher and had raised cattle since he was fourteen. He raised Hereford cattle but in 2000 he decided that Black Baldy cattle were pretty good . R.E. also worked horses and colts on his ranch.

He worked in road construction for thirty years as a road grader operator. He traveled to many construction sites and made numerous friends along the way.

R.E. enjoyed Hereford sales, rodeos, collecting knives, and visiting with his grandchildren, and enjoyed his great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Coalgate United Methodist Church, a member of the American Hereford Association, past member of the Paint Horse Association and Atoka County Farm Bureau Board.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 61 years: Joy Hooe of the home; son: Winford Earl Hooe and wife, Donata of St. Johns, Arizona; daughters: Paula Kaye Weeks and husband, Jeff of Wagoner, Karla Joy Hall and husband, Michael of Kiowa; granddaughters: Melissa Kaye Parker and husband, Jake of Sperry, Tansey Hall and husband, Clayton of Snowflake, Arizona, Krista Joy Berna and husband, Jason of Stroud, Kailey Mychel Hall of Tulsa, Trista Sib Elms and husband, Mike of Provo, Utah, Sarah Cason Hall of Stillwater, Oklahoma; great-grandchildren: Cade Hall of Snowflake, Arizona, Claire Hall of Snowflake, Arizona, Jayci Parker of Sperry, Tripp Berna of Stroud.

Also, brother: Paul Hooe of Coalgate; sisters: Elizabeth Carr of Birmingham, Alabama, Eva Carr of Hurst, Texas, Ruby Williams of Wardville, Jean Loftin and husband, Lamar of Bedford, Texas, Mary Katherine Hooe of Wardville, Margaret Jo Daniel and husband, Bill of Wolfe City, Texas; sister-in-law: Joyce Hooe of Wolfe City, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Robert Earl and Ollie Hooe, a sister: Naomi Pemberton, and a brother: Cleve Hooe.

Pallbearers will be Jason Berna, Jake Parker, Sam Anderson, Tyler Anderson, Dennis Hooe, and Matt Hooe.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joke Wood, R.W. Sartor, Robert Daniel, Kenneth Battles, James Lane, John Powell, Don Scott, Clyde Swain, Leon McClendon, Ralph McClendon, Rex Hatridge, Roy Hatridge, Joe Wilkins, Larry James, David Hall, Jim Ward, Johnie Hammer, Roger Hatridge, Wayne Sexton, Florence Thompson and Imogene Thompson, Roy Williams, and Lloyd Burnett.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Coalgate United Methodist Church Food Bank, 106 N. Newell St. Coalgate, OK 74538 or to the Wardville Cemetery, Route 1 Box 645, Coalgate, OK, 74538.

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