Services for Bobby Vernon Hooser, 88, of Ada are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Earl Scroggins and Dean Stone will officiate. Burial will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery near Francis. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mr. Hooser passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017, at his home. He was born Aug. 8, 1928, at the Cedar Grove Community near Francis to Claude Vernon and Ina Ollie Brandon Hooser. Bobby grew up west of Ada and graduated from Vanoss High School in 1946.
Bobby joined the Army after high school and served in Korea. He joined the Air Force Reserve and was recalled to active duty. Bobby worked in the oilfield and construction industry and was the owner and operator of Bob's Backhoe Service.
He married Pat Adams and had five children, Cecyl Pauline Cheney, Cheryl Lynn Henderson, Carol Ann Kolojaco and twins, Marvin (Pete) Hooser and Ina (Bambi) Millward.
He married Clara Bell Scroggins Smith in 1975. Her three children are Terry Charles Smith, Debbie Sue Hooser, and Cheryl Ann Yott.
Bobby attended East Central University after his retirement, as a beginning freshman. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and was awarded a Phi Alpha Theta. Bobby's most rewarding experience was being a member of Gideon's International. He was a member of Harmony Free Will Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Clara of the home; seven children, Cecyl Chaney of Alaska, Cheryl Henderson of Texas, Marvin "Pete" Hooser and his wife, Linda, of Texas, Bambi Millward of Texas, Terry Smith and his wife, Sandy, of Ada, Debbie and John Hooser of Westville and Cheryl and Wayne Yott of Konawa; his siblings, Tommy Kenneth, Eugenia, Sammy Leon and John Boyce; 20 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Clyde Hooser, Claude Hooser, Virginia, Joe Allen, Sue Arlene and Judy; and a daughter, Carol Ann.
Bearers will be Derrick Plumadore, Wesley Cater, Preston Smith, Danny Manuel, Kenney Dalton and Joe Thomas.
The family says those who wish may make memorials to The Gideon Memorial Bible Chairman, P.O. Box 1821, Ada, OK 74821-1821.
Published on March 6, 2017