Jasper Daniel (J.D.) Hooper, age 84 of Demorest, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Born in Batesville, Georgia on December 4, 1934 to the late Daniel and Hazel Wood Hooper. Mr. Hooper retired after 41 years of service in the textile industry. He was a member of Bethel Temple Congregational Holiness Church where he played the steel guitar for many years. Mr. Hooper loved his family and enjoyed playing his steel guitar and yard work.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Mote; infant brother, Don Odell Hooper; brothers, Gerald Hooper and Lamar Hooper; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Talmon & Irene Standridge.
Surviving are his loving wife of 65 years, Rutheleen Standridge Hooper of Demorest; daughters and sons-in-law, Vickie & Rev. Ronald Mote of Demorest, Deborah & Sam Whelchel and Carol & Dale Green all of Clarkesville; 9 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Iva Lee & S.C. Robinson of Cornelia and Gertrude & Jerry Carroll of the Batesville Community; sister-in-laws, Ruth Hooper and Gaynell Hooper; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Charles & Barbara Standridge; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm, Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Bethel Temple Congregational Holiness Church with Rev. Edward Hood and Geoffrey Dillard officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 pm on Wednesday.
Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to his church in which he loved, Bethel Temple Congregational Holiness Church, 467 Bethel Temple Road, Demorest, GA 30535.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at www.mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements.