Paul D. “Don” Hooks

Paul D. “Don” Hooks, age 84, of Hamel, passed away Wednesday, June 10, in Anderson Hospital in Maryville. Funeral services for 84 year-old Paul D. “Don” Hooks will be Monday, June 15 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Alhambra. Burial will be in Harris Cemetery in Alhambra. Friends may call Sunday from 4:00 t0 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. to service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Alhambra. The Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Hamel is in charge of arrangements.

He was born on Sunday, April 12, 1931, in Granite City, IL, the son of Paul F. and Minnie L. (nee Schwark) Hooks.

On Saturday, March 03, 1956, he married Victoria Y. “Vickie” Hooks (nee Johnson) who survives.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Alhambra, IL; VFW Post 1299, Edwardsville, IL (Life Member); former Teamster.

Don was born in Granite City and grew up in Maryville and Edwardsville. He graduated from Edwardsville High School in 1949. He was drafted and served with the 82nd Airborne Division with the US Army, during the Korean War from 1952 and honorably discharged in 1954. He worked for A.O. Smith, he farmed; Steinmann Trucking; retired from ABF Trucking after 19 years at the age of 77. He enjoyed reading, country music and fishing.

Survivors include:
Wife – Victoria Y. “Vickie” (nee Johnson) Hooks, Hamel, IL
Son – Charles Hunt “Chuck” (Janet) Hooks, Hamel, IL
Son – Jim W. (Marilynn) Hooks, Staunton, IL
Son – David Scott “Dave” (Linda) Hooks, Alhambra, IL
Grandchild – Rev. Paul Daniel (Heather) Hooks, Trenton, IL
Grandchild – James David (Beth) Hooks, Godfrey, IL
Grandchild – Matthew J. (Brenda) Hooks, Mt. Olive, IL
Grandchild – Audrey Marie (Josh) Peebles, Orem, UT
Grandchild – Darren Scott (Betsy) Hooks, Lebanon, IL
Grandchild – Jason David (Brooke) Hooks, Alhambra, IL
Great Grandchild – James Hunt Hooks, Trenton, IL
Great Grandchild – Alexis Marie Hooks, Trenton, IL
Great Grandchild – Lauren Allaine Hooks, Mt. Olive, IL
Great Grandchild – Faith Ann Hooks, Trenton, IL
Great Grandchild – Benjamin Matthew Hooks, Mt. Olive, IL

He was preceded in death by:
Father – Paul F. Hooks, Hamel, IL
Mother – Minnie L. Hooks nee Schwark
Brother – Horace Hunt Hooks
Sister – Carroll Phelps, Glen Carbon, IL
Sister – Lois Schneider