Charles Walter Hooper

Born in Nashville, TN on January 15, 1947

Departed on November 7, 2005 and resided in Nashville, TN

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HOOPER, Charles "Charlie" Walter age 58 passed away on November 7, 2005. He is preceded in death by his wife Sidney Hooper. He is survived by his son KrisKaren Hooper, a step-son; JimHollye Owen, a step-daughter; Kelly Owen, brother; HaleNancy Hooper Jr., sister; CaroleBud Francis, grandsons; Seth and Gavin Hooper, Justin and Jared Owen, granddaughter; Hayley Owen. Memorial services will be held on Thursday November 10, 2005 at 2 P.M. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5-8 P.M. In Lieu of Flowers can be made to Alive Hospice and The American Cancer Society.

7 Comments to Charles Walter Hooper

  1. Chris Spencer
    November 7, 2005 12:00 am

    Charlie was every bit a southern gentleman. I met him through my sister Debbi and the times I spent with him here in Michigan and in Nashville were always fun with Charlie. He was an awesome chef and gracious host when I visited his home and enjoyed a fabulous “mixed grill” which he so lovingly prepared. When he became ill and we spoke several times on the telephone, he always said that “next week I’ll be out playing golf”. He loved life and was a fighter until the finish of his time here on earth. I’m happy that I was blessed with the opportunity to get to know Charlie and am certain he will be missed by so many. With love and gratitude for the man who was Charlie Hooper,

  2. Gwen Cole
    November 7, 2005 12:00 am

    I love Charlie Hooper and will cherish the memories of so many fun times together. He was always positive and upbeat, it made me feel good just to hear his voice. He had a unique way of saying my name and Bill’s too almost like he was singing it or putting some special intonation on the syllables. It made me feel good about myself just to be addressed by Charlie. He truly was an incredibly generous and gracious host. We had so many great times sharing a mutual passion for sports, politics and life in general laughing over friendly wagers, big games, fights and even elections. There could not be a more loyal and true friend than Charlie Hooper.

  3. William Knotts
    November 7, 2005 12:00 am

    Our love for someone is apparent as we hurt when they pass; something unavoidable in life. Charlie would have us remember in life love is apparent both by the joy and pain our actions cause.

    I greived for Charlie in his suffering and am in sorrow. He is now in eternal peace. I will remember the goodness of his heart and the way he enjoyed life.

  4. Larry Truman
    November 8, 2005 12:00 am

    Even though I only knew Charlie less than five years… I feel I have been his friend for a lifetime. He had a way of making everyone feel comfortable and warm in his presence. He could build up a feast on the stove or the grill and serve it up like it was Thanksgiving on any given day. I have shared many wonderful times and learned so much from him and feel like I have an honorary degree in Southern hospitality and he is the Professor. I will miss watching our many sporting events and our many nights sitting and talking about politics… We agreed on about everything. I miss Blossom and Bear and the whole Hooper and Owen families and other dear friends that he introduced me to. I have never met a person that is more liked by so many.

    I am so glad that he will now give God the same company and he will be out of his recent suffering. Rest your soul…

    I hope God loves to play golf!

    My best to all the family and friends of our wonderful buddy Uncle Chuck…

    Warm thoughts,

    Larry Truman

  5. Steve McConnell
    November 8, 2005 12:00 am

    I had the privilege of knowing Charlie for more than 50 years. We shared many experiences throughout those years: playing Gray-Y football at Eakin Elementary, engaging in adolescent antics at West High School, cruising in Charlie?s 57 Chevy, tailgating at Georgia-Vandy football games, golfing, and just hanging out on the deck at Harding Place.

    Charlie was always fun – his outlook on life was uncomplicated and refreshing. Enjoy each day for what it brings you, remain true, generous, and caring to your friends, and everything else will be secondary. Cynthia and I will always miss him. We regret that we were unable to be with Charlie during his illness, but the memories of his smile and laughter will always remain with us. It is hard to imagine that we will not have another chance to share in good times and a cold beer.

    Steve and Cynthia McConnell

  6. Debbi Chamberlain
    November 9, 2005 12:00 am

    If I lived another life
    I would want you in that life
    Cuz’ you’ve given me your heart and soul
    And if there’s any room for doubt
    You’ve just got to block it out
    Cuz I’ll be with you on the Long Road Home

    I’ll be with you when you’re up
    I’ll be with you when you’re down
    When the going gets tough
    I will be around
    I’ll be your sunshine every day
    I’ll be beside you all the way
    I’ll be with you on the Long Road Home

    In the stillness of the night
    When the moon is shining bright
    And I’m giving you all the love your heart can hold
    You’ll think it’s too good to be true
    But honey I was meant for you
    And I’ll be with you on the Long Road Home

    I’ll be with you when you’re up
    I’ll be with you when you’re down
    When the going gets rough
    I will be around
    I’ll be your sunshine everyday
    I’ll be beside you all the way
    I’ll be with you on the Long Road Home

    I’ll be with you on the Long Road Home

  7. Terry Norman
    November 10, 2005 12:00 am

    Charlie Hooper was a friend to so many. Anywhere he went around Nashville, there would be someone who knew him and wanted to talk over old times. He had such a good heart and would do anything for anyone. As several other friends have mentioned, he was a great cook and always willing to fix a special dinner for his friends. People loved to just hang around his home with him because he was so easy to be with. I hope there is a great tv in Heaven that gets all the best sports games, especially Vanderbilt’s. I also hope there is also an awesome golf course for him to play. Most of all, I hope there is no more pain for Charlie, only kindness, peace and happiness, which is what he wanted for all his friends and family.

    God Bless You, Charlie
    Terry Norman and Aly Hartman