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Robert M. Hooper

KANNAPOLIS – Robert M. Hooper, 81, of 407 E. 29th St., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, when he died unexpectedly at Northeast Medical Center, Concord.

He was born Feb. 12, 1925, in Mecklenburg County and was the son of the late Sherrill I. and Norma Hood Hooper. Educated in the Rowan County School system, he retired from the U.S. Army with over 20 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. During World War II, he served in the South Pacific and during the Korean Conflict, he was seriously wounded while serving in Korea with the 1st Cavalry Division. Following his military service, he worked in security.

Mr. Hooper was surrounded by his devoted wife of 54 years, Kathryn Johnson Hooper; son Robert B. Hooper of China Grove; and daughters Kathy (Jim) DeYoung of Portage, Mich., Patricia (Cecil) Thompson of China Grove, Betty Jean Hooper of Charlotte and Debra (Walter) Tester of Granite Quarry. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Visitation: Visitation will be at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in Landis tonight from 7-9.

Service: Funeral services will be at the Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday at 2 p.m. Interment with full military honors will follow at Carolina Memorial Park in Concord. Following the service, family and friends will be received at the home of Patricia Thompson.

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