John Dean Hooper, 49, of Mountain City, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.
He was born in Rabun County to the late Boyd C. and Martha Ledbetter Hooper. He was self-employed in the residential construction industry. He was a former member of the Homebuilders Association of Rabun County. He was of the Baptist faith.
Dean enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, watching football and NASCAR racing, but most of all spending time with his family.
Survivors include: two sons, Ryan and Eric; two daughters, Eden and Jennifer; five brothers and four sisters-in-law, Chuck Hooper and Brenda of Mountain City, Jim Hooper and Brenda of Tiger, Clark Hooper of Clayton, Tim Hooper and Dovie of Tiger and Greg Hooper and Brenda of Rabun Gap; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Angela and the Rev. Tim Hunnicutt of Mountain City and Marla Hooper of Clayton; two grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held Friday at Hunter Funeral Home with the Revs. Tim Hunnicutt and Glenville Nichols officiating. Burial followed at Roane Cemetery.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.hunterfuneralhomega.com.
The Clayton Tribune, March 22, 2012