Thomas M. Hooper


Thomas M. Hooper, 81 of Borger, died  Sunday, April 27th in Borger. Celebration of Life services will be 1:00 pm Wednesday April 30th at First Baptist Church in Borger with Rev. Andy Dietz, pastor of First Baptist Church of Groom officiating. Burial will be at 10:00 am Wednesday in Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.

Thomas was born November 22, 1932 at Itasca, Texas to Ernest M. Hooper and Thelma Mae Turner Hooper.  He graduated from Borger High School in 1951 and got his BS in education from NTSU in 1955. In 1960 he got his Masters at NTSU. He married Patty Sue Garrett July 10, 1954 at Ardmore, Oklahoma.  He worked for the Borger Independent School District from 1958 to 1981 serving as principal at Borger High School before retiring. He also was at Scurry-Ross for four years. He raised registered Palomino  Quarter Horses, registered Bulldogs and was in real estate. He served in the Marines and the Navy.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Merlin and James Ross.

Thomas is survived by his wife Patty of Borger. Son Tommy Hooper of Borger. Daughter Joyceanne Willis of Borger. Brother Sandy Hooper and wife Joyce of Temple, Texas. Sister Doris Mae Robinson of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Grandchildren Brandon Hooper and wife Collette, Jarred Hooper and wife Casey, Kris Willis and wife Jaymie. Great grandchildren Brayden, Noah, Samantha, Cassidy, Kasandra and Kaylie.

Memorials may be made to your favorite charity.