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Whitten Timberlake Chapel

7404 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA

OBITUARY

Mitchell Howard Hooper Sr.

November 9, 1937March 16, 2020

Mitchell Howard “Mitch” Hooper, 82, of Lynchburg, died Monday, March 16, 2020, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Suzanne Vaughan Hooper for 23 years. Born in Virginia Beach, VA, he was the son of the late William Washington Hooper and Edna Etheridge Hooper. He was preceded in death by one brother, William W. Hooper, Jr. and one sister, Joyce H. Evans. Mitch graduated in the Class of 1956 from Norview High School in Norfolk, VA and earned an Associates Degree in Radio Engineering from the Technical Institute at the College of William and Mary. He was a former employee at General Electric Co. in Lynchburg for 23 years and he retired as President of H.T. Communications. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Berlin Crisis. He was a member of Patmos United Methodist Church and served as Lay Leader for 12 years. He was a long time member of and was former President of the Brookville-Timberlake Lions Club. In his retirement he took up the hobby of carving at the Holiday Lake AH Educational Center, Decoy Carving Workshop and carved some beautiful duck decoys as well as other animals. Mitch will be best remembered as a kind and generous man. In addition to his wife he is survived by his five children; Donna H. John (Bruce Blackwell) of Forest, Linda H. Jimenez (Marcel) of Richmond, Michele H. Pancza of Charlotte, NC, Mitchell H. Hooper, Jr. (Jennifer) of Forest and Sandra C. Adams (Davis) of Moneta; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Hill, Ashlyn Schaub (Chad), Austin John (Danielle), Jaclyn Reed (Dakota), Collin Hooper, Stacie Adams and Alex Jimenez; two great grandchildren, Mya Johnson and Arizona Reed and one brother, Ellery E. Hooper (Jo Ann) of Virginia Beach. A memorial service will be held at a date and place to be announced later.

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Linda Jimenez

March 22, 2020

Linda Jimenez

March 22, 2020

Linda Jimenez

March 22, 2020

Linda Jimenez

March 22, 2020

Glenn Prather

March 21, 2020

Mitch was such a loving, smart and dapper gentleman. As caregivers, Glenn and I and our grandsons became soulful friends with Mitch. He shared his travels, his art, his decoys and his many stories with us. Words cannot explain the ways Mitch has touched our lives. His life is life everlasting for us😇. Thank you Mitch and Suzanne for your love.

Donna John

March 18, 2020

At Mitch's grand daughter, Ashlyn's, wedding in Bedford, VA.

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Mitch, Granddaughter Jaclyn & Great Granddaughter Arizona

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Mitch and Great Granddaughter Arizona

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Mitch, Granddaughter Jaclyn & Great Granddaughter Arizona

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Mitch and Great Granddaughter Arizona

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Mitch, Father's Day

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Mitch and Linda

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Mitch and Great Granddaughter Arizona

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Mitch, Mitch Jr, Jennifer, Jaclyn & Collin

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Mitch & Mitchell Jr.

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Mitch, Mitchell Jr, Jaclyn, Dakota and Arizona