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Kenneth Wayne Hooper

July 20, 1957 - March 19, 2019

Kenneth Wayne Hooper, 61 of Rock Island passed away peacefully on March 19th at his home with his family by his side after a two year battle with cancer.

Kenneth was born in New Iberia, Louisiana on July 20, 1957 to Norman and Sue (Waits) Hooper. He graduated from Columbus High School class of 1976.

After graduating he entered the oil field, then went on to open his own construction company in Houston, Texas. Kenneth had a great entrepreneurial spirit. He was a hard worker and took pride in a job well done. An outstanding guy who made friends wherever he went. He was genuinely interested in people and their stories, and was good at making people laugh. Kenneth was an adventurer and after his careers in the oilfield and construction he joined the executive field of Investment Banking. While working for the Wall Street firm of Hanover Capital in New York City he traveled coast-to- coast. With his "County Boy" charm, great work ethic and keen mind this 30 year career saw him as a Deal Manager brokering securities in New York City to closing multi-million dollar commercial deals in San Diego, California.

Kenneth is survived by his daughter, Amanda Hooper of Stringer, Mississippi; his father Norman Hooper of Rock Island; sister Norma Sue Nance and husband Kenny of Rock Island; brother, Scott Hooper and wife Denise of El Campo; uncle Harold Waits and wife Paula of Houston; grandchildren Maddisyn and Alexandria Welch, and grandson Zavier Cagle; and special nephew Cody Nance; who was like the son he never had; along with numerous nieces, and nephews.

Kenneth is preceded in death by his mother; Sue (Waits) Hooper, his grandparents; Earl and Marguerite (McShan) Waits, Dan Sr. and Bertha (Moss) Hooper and brother Johnny Hooper.

A loving son, brother, father, and uncle Kenneth was the man with all the answers, a pocket full of hundred dollar bills, but mainly a heart of gold.

Visitation will be Thursday March 21, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, TX; and Friday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.

Funeral Services will be Friday March 22, 2019 at 10:00 am at Henneke Funeral Home.

At Kenneth's request, cremation will be followed by a private interment at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island. Memorial Donations can be made to:
Houston Hospice-El Campo P.O Box 1417 El Campo, TX 77437 or the charity of your choice.


Kenneth Wayne Hooper
July 20, 1957 - March 19, 2019


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