OBITUARY

Clavie Hooker Jr

August 15, 1937April 5, 2018
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Clavie "LeVon" Hooker Jr. was the only child born to the union of Clavie and Martha Ann Hooker in Prentiss, Mississippi, on August 15, 1937. The Hooker family moved to Monrovia, California, about 1938, and united with the Second Baptist Church of Monrovia, where LeVon was baptized at an early age, under the pastoral leadership of the late Reverend George Godfrey Bailey. He received his primary education in the Monrovia public schools and graduated from Monrovia High in 1955. The following year, LeVon enlisted into the United States Marines and spent the next few years serving his country. He had a few jobs working in construction, but soon landed a job with the city of Pasadena in their maintenance department where he worked and retired after 33 years.

In 1963, LeVon married for the first time to Paulette Washington, and to that union two sons were given and one daughter. His second and last marriage was to Rosita Biojon in 1990. LeVon was a loving and supporting father to all children, whether they were "his" or not. He was an avid bowler, winning many trophies over the years; and if you did not have the opportunity to witness his accomplishments, he was sure to tell you how "wonderful" he was.

In 2009, Clavie joined the Holy Missionary Baptist Church in Pomona, CA and rededicated his life to God. He had a jovial personality and liked to make people laugh with his many jokes. Standing 6'6, he would often say jokingly, "I guess you didn't see me standing here." LeVon always had a positive and pleasant personality and was never one to complain about life.

The Lord smiled on Clavie, affectionately called LeVon, and welcomed him into His heavenly home on Thursday, April 5, 2018. LeVon was preceded in his heavenly promotion by his parents Clavie Sr. and Martha Ann, and daughter Dionne. He leaves to cherish his memory his last wife Rosita, sons Donald Hooker, of Lancaster, CA; Douglas Hooker, his wife Jayanne, granddaughter Saige and grandson Dion of Chicago IL; stepson Ron York of Woodland Hills; step daughter Justine of West Covina, CA; and his aunt Octavia Clark of Monrovia, CA; and a host of cousins, firnds and loved ones.

A funeral service for Clavie will be held Friday, April 13, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Turner & Stevens Live Oak Mortuary, 200 E Duarte Road, Monrovia, CA 91016. A visitation will occur Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 200 E Duarte Road, Monrovia, CA 91016. A graveside service will occur Friday, April 13, 2018 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM, 200 E Duarte Road, Monrovia, CA 91016.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.turnerstevensliveoak.com for the Hooker Jr family.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, April 13, 2018
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Clavie Hooker Jr

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