Frank Arthur Hooper III ’50 died on Aug. 27 at the Brian Center, Hickory, N.C. He was born April 17, 1927, in Atlanta, Ga., son of the late Frank Hooper, Jr. and Carolyn Newton Hooper. Hooper was a Navy veteran of WWII and a graduate of Davidson, Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and Furman University in Greenville, S.C.
He served as a pastor and missionary to Israel 1956-68. He was also a science teacher and a drug abuse counselor. Most important, he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ellis Hooper. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Foster Hooper, 3032 5th St. Pl., NW, Hickory, NC 28601; his son, Frank Hooper IV; his daughters, Elizabeth Coffey (Steve Coffey ’78), Carolyn Bullen (Gary), Martha Glenn (Robert), and Laura Jaynes (David); and a brother, Charles Hooper ’55.
His grandchildren are Rachel, Katherine, Robert, and David Glenn; Sarah ’09, Ruthanne, and Carolyn Coffey; Nathan and Erin Bullen; Elisha Bullen Scales; and Ethan Jaynes.