John Rex Hooper
Died: Sunday, November 23, 2014
John Rex Hooper, 88 of St.Ignace passed away Sunday morning, November 23 at Tender Care in Cheboygan. He was born in England on March 16,1926. His parents were Charles and Annie (Hewitt) Hooper.Came to St.Ignace when Rex was 4 years old, in 1930. Rex attended school in St.Ignace and claimed his first job wasputting up flags at Castle Rock for Clarence Eby.  He worked for Bentleys and at cabins before enlisting in the service in 1944. He was in the U.S.Army Air Corps during WWll and was discharged in 1946. He worked for Rays Auto Sales, Chevrolet and Buick in downtown St.Ignace. He talked about taking the train to Flint to pick up Buicks, and bringing them back to St.Ignace and put in heaters, dealer installed. Cars in those days came without all accessories. He worked for Rays Auto 11 years, and then worked for the Krause family at Mackinac Sales for 29 years. Rex was a fixture at the St.gnace Golf Course, and an  avid golfer. He was one of the first bowlers to sign up at Gateway Lanes in 1966 after setting  pins  at the alley over the Homestead. He bowled for Konles Standard; Walkers, and the State Bar and of course Mackinac Sales.. He is a 60 year  life member of the St.Ignace American Legion. He was confirmed at the Episcopal Church in 1942, and was a lifetime member., and served as Altar boy. Rex was a local icon in St.Ignace, every one knew him, and he always was a friendly face at the Ford Garage. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by cousins, and the Krause family, Mary Lou;  Paul , Joe, Tom, Julie,  and their families.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 26 at 2 pm at Dodson Funeral Home. Services will be conducted by the American Legion Post of St.Ignace and Pastor Susie Hierholzer. of the St.Ignace  United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Spring at Lakeside  Cemetery on the Hooper lot. Dodson Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.
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