Jerry Lee Hooper

February 27, 1943 ~ May 13, 2021 (age 78)


Jerry Hooper of West Terre Haute, Indiana passed away May 13, 2021.  He was born on February 27, 1943 in West Terre Haute to Mae (Kluesner) Hooper and H. Irvin Hooper.  On February 14, 1964 he married Jonnie (Smith) Hooper. 

A 1961 graduate of West Vigo High School, he was a master electrician with IBEW Local 725 until his retirement in 2004.  Jerry taught apprentice electricians for 28 years in the IBEW/NECA training program with IBEW local 725.  He was an avid woodworker and ham radio operator (WD9JKB). He was previously very active with Boy Scouts of America and West Vigo Jaycees supporting West Terre Haute in various ways.  He was instrumental in saving the West Vigo Community Center, transiting it from the old Valley High School.    

He was a member of Saint Mary-of- the-Woods Village Parrish. 

Jerry’s greatest joy was his family.  He is survived by his wife, Jonnie and their children, Jay (Joni) Hooper of West Terre Haute and Trudy (Greg) Selvia of Greencastle and his grandchildren Roy Hooper, Samantha Hooper, Julie (Chris) Rumple, Brand Selvia and Gabrielle Selvia and great-grandchildren Troy Ditto, Millie Lee and Eliza Hooper.  He is also survived by his brother Ben (Bev) Hooper, and sisters, Margi (Jim) Bays, Martha (Ron) Lowe, Judy (Lyle) Lepper and Debbie (Steve) Moore.  He is survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded by his parents, his grandson Matthew Hooper and sister, Nancy Lindsay and brothers, Bill Hooper, Gerald Hooper, Timothy Hooper and Glen Hooper. 

A walk through visitation will be at Saint Mary of-the-Woods Village Parrish Church, 3827 North Arms Place, St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. at the church.  He will be interred at Bethesda Cemetery. Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 North 3rd Street, West Terre Haute, Indiana was entrusted with arrangements. Notes of condolence may be made at:

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May 18, 2021

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saint Mary of - the - Woods Village Parrish Church (Indiana)

Mass of Christian Burial
May 18, 2021

1:00 PM
Saint Mary of - the - Woods Village Parrish Church (Indiana)

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