November 9, 2017
Memorial Service: 1 p.m. Saturday, November 18 at Thompson’s Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made toward the Puerto Rico relief effort through United for Puerto Rico at http://www.unidosporpuertorico.com/en/.
Winfred “Win” Hooper Jr., beloved husband, father, mentor and well-respected trial lawyer, crossed the bridge into eternal life on November 9, 2017. He died as he lived with great strength, courage and dignity.
Win was born to Erma Lovell and Winfred Hooper Sr., on February 9, 1928 in Baird, Texas. After serving in the U.S. Marines, he received degrees from Texas Tech University and University of Texas Law School. Raised by a single mom, he remained a champion for women throughout his life. He tried more than 100 cases in his fifty-year tenure practicing law. He received the distinguished Blackstone Award in 1983.
A True Renaissance man, he loved practicing law, reading good literature, and listening to music. He will be remembered for his unwavering passion for justice, his strong will and courage, and for all the hearts he opened.
The strength of character of Win was on full display in the weeks preceding his death. He shared the deep love he felt for others, lifting up the spirits of those who came to bid him farewell.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Win’s devoted caregivers, Sharon Edwards, Nicole Jackson, Demetra Prince, Delain Taylor and Jessica Wilson.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Jane; three beautiful children, Michael Kent Hooper, John Curtis Hooper and his wife, Debbie Lynne Hooper, and Melanie Lynn Holt and her husband, Steven Don Holt; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, a legion of friends and three faithful dogs.