Bobby Gene Hooks, 70, of Salisbury, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017. He was born February 1, 1947, in Mullins, SC, to the late Ansel and Jewell Shelley Hooks.
Mr. Hooks attended Marion High School in Marion, SC, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam. In recognition of his military service, he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. Mr. Hooks worked for Carolina Canners, Inc., in Cheraw, SC, from which he retired as Plant Manager in 2007. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church, was a beach music enthusiast, and enjoyed fellowship with others, particularly sharing stories and jokes. Mr. Hooks enjoyed his morning visits to A&L Mini-Mart for coffee and conversations with his fellow Vietnam Veterans. He was a friend to everyone and truly enjoyed making others happy; most of all, he loved his family, especially his children and grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Hubert, Lawrence, and Stanley Hooks.
Mr. Hooks is survived by his wife, Donna Brown Hooks, whom he married December 19, 1970, daughters, Wendy Hooks Lee (Dale) of Florence, SC, Shelley Hooks Pence (John) of Athens, GA, and Rebecca Leigh Hooks (Scott Smith) of Granite Quarry, brother, Jerry Hooks (Brenda) of Fork, SC, sister, Betsy Boney of Columbia, SC, grandchildren, Samantha, Lawson, Jake, John, Will, and Christopher, special sisters-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews, all of whom he loved dearly.
The family will visit with friends and relatives from 1:00 PM to 2:45 PM on Friday, June 23, 2017, at Faith Baptist Church in Faith, NC. The funeral service will follow at 3:00 PM in the church, conducted by Rev. Dr. Tim Barnette, pastor.
Interment with Military Graveside Rites conducted by the Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard and the North Carolina National Guard will be held in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 84, Faith, NC 28041.
Powles Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is assisting the Hooks family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.