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J. W. Hooks

September 23, 1940 March 9, 2019
J. W. Hooks
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Obituary for J. W. Hooks

Jesse Woodard “J.W.” Hooks, 78, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at UNC Chatham Hospital in Siler City.

J.W. was born in Wayne County on September 23, 1940 to the late Obie Phillip Hooks and Gladys Radford Hooks. He had worked with BB&T in Goldsboro and later retired as an insurance underwriter. J.W. was a charter member of the Sunrise Kiwanis Club. He will always be remembered as a loyal man of faith and for the love and respect he had for everyone who touched his life. The best of J.W. will live on in each of us.

A service to celebrate J.W.’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in First Baptist Church, where he was a long-time member. Rev. Dr. Glenn Phillips and Rev. Scott Thrailkill will officiate. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery in Fremont.

J.W. is survived by his wife of 57 years, Elsie R. Hooks; children, Angelia Hooks and Jesse Hooks II and wife Wendy; grandchildren, Carly Hooks and Edie Rikard and husband Alex; and a special nephew, Jay Edmundson and wife Marlene. He is also survived by his special k-9 friend, Lucky.

The family will receive friends on Monday, March 11, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his memory to First Baptist Church, 125 S. John Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530.

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6:00 PM 3/11/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/11/2019 8:00:00 PM
Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service

1300 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1300 Wayne Memorial Drive Goldsboro 27534 NC
United States

Funeral Service




11:00 AM 3/12/2019 11:00:00 AM
First Baptist Church

125 S. John Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530

First Baptist Church
125 S. John Street Goldsboro 27530 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Elmwood Cemetery Final Resting Place

Main Street
Fremont, NC 27830

Main Street Fremont 27830 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

First Baptist Church

125 S. John Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530

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