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Wilder Funeral Home

4890 South Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa, FL

OBITUARY

Pastor Ronnie F. Hooper

April 16, 1953June 18, 2020

Pastor Ronnie F. Hooper, 67, of Homosassa, Florida, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida. A native of Long Beach, California, he was born April 16, 1953 to the late Cecil and Dorothy (Green) Hooper, one of three children. Ronnie graduated from Northwest Bible College in Minot, North Dakota in 1982 with a Bachelor's Degree in Christian Education that led him to a long 38 year ministry in the Church of God. He moved to Homosassa in 2012 from Ferndale, Florida and began his pastoring tenure at Homosassa Church of God, also attaining the status of Bishop. Ronnie passionately enjoyed his lifelong interaction with people and was faithful to feeding the hungry in every community he pastored. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Sharon M. Hooper of Homosassa; two sons: Ryan Franklin Hooper (wife Jaynelle Oyomire) of Gainesville, Florida and Franklin Leon Hooper (wife Traci Lee) of Lehigh Acres, Florida; grandchildren AnnIese Marie Hooper of Gainesville, Florida and Austin Michael, Aubree Michelle and Andrew Mason Hooper, all of Lehigh Acres, Florida and siblings Rev. Gary Hooper (wife Melodee) and Gail Anderson (husband Tom), both of Fargo, North Dakota. Friends will be received at Homosassa Church of God, 8333 W. Bradshaw St., Homosassa, Florida 34448 on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M., where a funeral service of remembrance will be held at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Ronnie Reid of Crystal River Church of God officiating. Interment will be private. Services entrusted to Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, Florida. www.wilderfuneral.com

  • FAMILY

  • Cecil Leon Hooper, Father (deceased)
  • Dorothy Vivian Green, Mother (deceased)
  • Rev. Gary Hooper (Wife Melodee), Brother of Fargo, ND
  • Gail Anderson (Husband Tom), Sister of Fargo, ND
  • Sharon M. Hooper, Beloved wife of Homosassa, FL
  • Ryan Franklin Hooper (Wfe Jaynelle Oyomire), Son of Gainesville, FL
  • Franklin Leon Hooper (Wife Traci Lee), Son of Lehigh Acres, FL
  • Annlese Marie Hooper, Granddaughter of Gainesville, FL
  • Austin Michael Hooper, Grandson of Lehigh Acres, FL
  • Aubree Michelle Hooper, Granddaughter of Lehigh Acres, FL
  • Andrew Mason Hooper, Grandson of Lehigh Acres, FL

Services

  • Friends Will Be Received

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020

  • Funeral Service of Remembrance

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Memories

Pastor Ronnie F. Hooper

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Jerry and Kathy Retzlaff

July 6, 2020

Pastor Ron’s glowing positive attitude was a true testament of his love and walk with the Lord. His caring of spiritual and physical needs of others, and especially the way he loved and cared for his wife Sharon and his church family will always be a fond memory and inspiration to us. He truly was a friend to all and I know Jesus calls him friend. He will be missed but not forgotten. Our love and prayers are with Sharon and the family. We just heard of his passing today, very sad day.

Wendell Smith

June 22, 2020

Ron was a great man and friend. We go back a long time and he will be missed. We are praying for the family.
I am sorry we could not attend the service but due to a physical issue I could not attend

Joel& debbie Carpenterdcarpent@embarqmaila

June 20, 2020

Rest in peace. All the family are in our prayers
God bless you and comfort you.and keep you.

Rhonda Bardsley

June 20, 2020

Pastor Ron's church was the world! His reach was far and wide - his telephone ministry unparalleled. Ron walked the talk, believing wholeheartedly that actions speak louder than words. His passion was feeding the hungry physically and spiritually. He never met a stranger, and would instantly become your best friend. He was a faithful, humble, passionate Christian man. While I celebrate his homecoming, I am sad that we must go on without him. God was good to Ron Hooper! As he would often say, "I'm blessed more than I deserve." When Pastor Ron called, you could count on being blessed by his words and fully informed on what was on his mind at that particular time. My heart hurts for his beautiful wife, Sharon, their children, and the church family at the Homosassa Church of God. Godspeed my good and faithful pastor-friend.

Wanda Starks

June 20, 2020

You have fought the good fight, You have finished the race, You have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for you the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to you on that Day, and not to you only but also to all who have loved His appearing.”

Rest In Peace Brother Ron! Prayers to your family who grieve today but look forward to seeing you again!
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FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY