Mr. Joe E. Hooks, 74, passed away on July 5, 2013, at his residence in Louisville,Mississippi. Visitation will be Sunday, July 7, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Graveside services will be held at 2: 00 p.m.at Memorial Park Cemetery on Monday, July 8, 2013, with Rev. Hubert Yates officiating.
Mr. Hooks was born on July 24, 1938, to Joseph and Doris Smyth Hooks. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and was a mechanic for the Brunt-Ward Chevrolet dealership for more than 35 years.
Mr. Hooks is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Yates Hooks of Louisville; four daughters, Helen Ann Hood (Hugh) of Crestview, Florida; Dawn Marie Bidigare (Larry); Diana Lee Hooks both of Michigan; and Debbie Jo Howard (Jerime) of Louisville; and by five sons, Joseph Edwin Hooks, Jr., of Wisconsin; Arthur George Russey of Texas; Bill Hooks (Tina) of Michigan; Lewis Russey (Jessica) of Sebastopol; and Dennis Hooks (Chrissy) of Louisville. He is also survived by five sisters, Nell Boydstun (David) of Louisville; Rhonda Carbury (Cliff); Doris “Dot” Bushman (Roy); Margaret Stalakis (Bill) all of Michigan; and Callie E. Alexander (Jimmy) of Louisville; and one brother, James H. Hooks (Janet) of Michigan. Mr. Hooks also has a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Serving as pallbearers will be Duane McDaniel, Shane McDaniel, David Calvert, Jeremy Yates, Wade Mills and Gene Ammons. Serving as honorary pallbearer will be Wayne McDaniel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Nowell-Massey Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 N. Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.