Paul Hooper

Paul Dean “Hooper” Hooper, 51, of Cleveland, NC passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at his home. He was born June 8, 1961 in Statesville, NC and was the son of the late Edwin Wayne Hooper and Betty Ann Strange Hooper.

Mr. Hooper was a graduate of Iredell County Schools and was self-employed. He had also worked in the racing industry for a number of years and loved spending time with his family and friends, painting cars and golfing.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son Paul Justin Hooper.

He is survived by a daughter, Brittany Hooper (Tyler), and grandchildren, Zakre and Emma Jade, three best friends, Eric Conklin, of Cornelius, John Mclean, of Troutman and “Peanut” Jimmy Douglas, of Union Grove. He is also survived by two brothers, Danny Hooper (Lee), of Clearwater, FL and Michael Hooper (Mary), of Statesville, four sisters, Jody Joye, of Mississippi, Cynthia Morrow (Joe), of Rocky Mount, NC, Susan White (Nelson), of Rocky Mount, NC and Rebecca Phillips (Angus), of Wilmington, NC. He is further survived by numerous nieces, nephew and great-nieces, nephews, his faithful pet companion Daisy and former wife Rene’e Hooper and mother-in-law, Evelyn Harris.

A graveside service for Mr. Hooper will be conducted at 3:00 PM Sunday, April 7, 2013 in the Oakwood Cemetery with Pastor Randy Goodin officiating. The family will visit with friends prior to the service from 2:00 until 3:00 PM at the cemetery.

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Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.   

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