Larry Dale Hooper

SALEM Larry Dale Hooper, 63, a former Salem resident, died at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 in the Heritage Hospice Center in Marietta, Ga. He was born Dec. 12, 1950 in East Liverpool, Ohio, son of Virginia (Mayes) Hooper and the late James Hooper.

Larry was a graduate of Stanton Local High School and was last employed at General Motors in Detroit for 38 years. He was a member of the Bunker Hill Church.

Survivors include his wife Sherry (Williams) Hooper, whom he married May 17, 1971; his mother Virginia Hooper of Jacksonville, Fla.; a son, Eric (Stephanie) Hooper of Roswell, Ga.; a daughter, Kristy Hooper-Trybend of Salem; three sisters, Janey Dale of Crystal River, Fla., Patsy Lawyer of Alabama and Shirley Grimm of Oklahoma; two brothers, Michael Hooper of Alabama and Ernest Leasure of Jacksonville, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father James Hooper and a sister, Anne Barnes.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Jerrie Brion officiating. Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

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