OBITUARY

Joseph D. Hooker

August 3, 1932June 21, 2013

Joseph D. “Joe” Hooker, age 80 of Beavercreek, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013 at Miami Valley Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucia Hooker, in 2006. He is survived by two sons: Jim Hooker (Carol) of Beavercreek and Michael Hooker (Tracey) of Toledo, as well as a daughter, Laura Rushford (Francis) of CA. Two grandchildren: Brandon Jones (Liz) and Francis Z. Rushford, as well as one great-granddaughter, Maria Lucia Jones, and two brothers: Billy Ulaskey and Bob Hendricks. Joe was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean era, serving aboard the USS Antietam. Following his service he attended Colorado State University on the GI Bill and received his engineering degree. He was employed as a mechanical engineer for more than 35 years at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He was a member of the MG Car Club and the Austin-Healy Car Club. Joe’s interests were varied and included World War II era airplanes and woodworking; he constructed much of the furniture in his home and provided fix-it services for his neighborhood for the fifty years he lived there. Friends may call at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME – BEAVERCREEK Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd. at Grange Hall Rd. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 12 Noon until 2 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 2 PM on Wednesday. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Park Cemetery following the funeral. Contributions may be made to The British Transportation Museum, attn: Jeff White, 472 Thelma Rd., Xenia, OH 45385 in Joe’s memory.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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Michele & Rob Tilley

June 30, 2013

To the Hooker Family,
We are sad for the loss of Joe. We lived next door on West Lynn and both Joe and Lucia were great people and neighbors. He will be missed!

Lois (Rowland) Bubeck

June 28, 2013

I want to extend my sympathy to Joe's Family on behalf of the WP Retired Engineers Lunch Bunch. Joe was "always" in attendance and we will miss his company. May happy memories of Joe remain in all our hearts.
Lois (Rowland) Bubeck

Cheryl Turner

June 26, 2013

Let me offer my deepest sympathies to Michael, Jim and Laura. I know this is a sad time. Joe was a fine, lovely family man who I met through your mom. I am so sorry for your losses. Warm regards, Cheryl Turner

The Beasley's

June 26, 2013

We are blest for the memories we treasure of times spent with Joe & family over the past 48 years. Our love and sympathy to Laura, Jim and Mike.

Jeff and Tammy Haught

June 26, 2013

Michael,Tracey, and the Hooker family,
So sorry to hear of Mr. Hooker's passing....we're thinking of you during this difficult time. Praying for peace and comfort to surround you!

Daryl Leighty

June 26, 2013

I worked with Joe for many years at WPAFB. I last talked with Joe at the ENE retirees luncheon at Logan's Roadhouse in May. We talked about his cars and what was happening with them. Joe was a true engineer and always found a solution to any of our problems. He will be missed.

Sandra Shamp

June 26, 2013

Dear Laura, Jim, Mike and families, I'm so sorry Uncle Joe has passed away. We all sure loved him, he was such a neat guy. We'll always be grateful for the CD he and Bruce put together for us! Thinking of you all at this difficult time, love Sandra

John Datko

June 25, 2013

To the Joe Hooker Family,

I met Joe over 30 years ago as he was one of my very first mentors when I began my federal career as a young engineer. He taught me many things about working for the Air Force and always had a good story to make his point. He could make anyone smile and always kept things in perspective. Our paths crossed many times as I moved on in my career and my family remained in Beavercreek over these years. Our thoughts and prayers to the family. May Joe rest in peace.

Laura Rushford

June 25, 2013

Dad, there are many things I will miss about you; one that comes to mind is getting Snoopy stuff from you in the mail. There was a cardboard box with my name on it in the closet as we started the long, sad job of sorting through all your stuff. Inside the box were the typical odds and ends that you usually send me in the mail: articles you thought I might be interested in, comics you cut out of the paper, little things you got at garage sales for my heathen, etc. And, of course, Snoopy stuff! My last physical treasures from you. But the internal things you've given me will last at least for my lifetime, if not my son's, because I'm trying to teach him some of the things you taught me. Love you, Dad!

Eric Loomis

June 25, 2013

Jim and Family,

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences to you and your entire family during this difficult time. Let us know if there is anything we can do. From all your friends at The Design Knowledge Company.