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Obituary for Robert "Bob" Andrew Hooper

June 17, 1949 - February 18, 2020
San Antonio, Texas | Age 70


Robert "Bob" Andrew Hooper, age 70, went to be with his Savior on February 18, 2020. He was born on June 17, 1949, to Carl Wilson Hooper and Lois Smith Hooper in Nashville, Tennessee. Bob graduated from Maplewood High School in Nashville and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Memphis State University in 1971 and a Master of Science in Administration from George Washington University in 1975.

Bob married Gail Huffine on February 14, 1971. Bob is survived by his wife Gail along with their 2 children and their spouses: Alan Hooper (Casey) of Katy, Texas and Sharon Houghton (Kevin) of Boulder, Colorado. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren: Dylan and Zane Hooper and Gunnar and Amelia Houghton; brothers Charles (Janet) Hooper, Richard (Martha) Hooper, and Jim (Beverly) Hooper, and sister-in-law Karen (Feller) Brown, all of Nashville, TN.

Commissioned from Memphis State University in 1971, Colonel Hooper was assigned to the Office of Special Investigations in Washington, D.C. Later he served with the office for General Officer Matters at the Pentagon. Following his tour in Washington, D.C., he was assigned to the Air Force Military Personnel Center at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. After several years in Texas he was reassigned as an Air Force ROTC instructor at the University of Tennessee, followed by Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. This was followed by Chief of Personnel at Misawa Air Base, Japan; Tactical Air Command at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia; Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona; AETC Randolph Air Force Base, Texas; and United States Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. Colonel Hooper served during the Vietnam Era and Persian Gulf. His military awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with the five Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Air Force Commendation Medal.

Following his 25 years in the Air Force, Bob worked for Bexar County for 14 years in the Tax Office and Budget Office. During retirement Bob enjoyed working on a number of committees at church, spending summers hiking & fly fishing in Colorado, traveling with Gail, and spending time with his family.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Porter Loring Mortuary North.

11:00 AM

Interment will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Flowers are appreciated, or in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Television Ministry of the First Baptist Church of San Antonio ( or The Foundation of Heart to Heart Hospice (

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