Orville Lynn Hooks


Orville Lynn Hooks, 72, of Celeste, passed away on July 6, 2019 at Hunt Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be Friday, July 12 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Sherwin officiating. Burial will follow at Celeste Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, July 11 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Orville was born on December 27, 1946 in Beaumont, Texas to Alfred Columbus "A.C." Sally Frances Hall Hooks. He married Mary Ann Divin on August 4, 1973 in Hempstead, Texas. He was a proud veteran serving in the United State Army and retired from L-3 as a Stress Engineer.
Orville is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Hooks of Celeste; son, Billy Hooks and wife, Christine of Greenville; and brother, Mike Hooks and wife, Mary of Bella Vista, Arkansas.
He is preceded in death by his parents and niece, Jenny Hooks.
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Roger Strew
Jul 16, 2019
Orville was so fun to work with at L3. He was a great teacher and a great man. He will be missed by us all. But it is comforting to know he is with God now. We will all be praying for God to wrap you all in his arms and comfort you in your time of loss.
Scott Jaeger
Jul 12, 2019
Mary and Billy: Orville was a great stress engineer/ individual to deal with (very down to earth). Orville refereed a couple of football games my son played and Orville was more than fair on his calls...he always seemed to love and thrive on officiating high school games (we knew it was football season because that is when his beard disappeared). Thank y'all for sharing parts of his life with the rest of us!
Marcus Brigham
Jul 09, 2019
I was a football official with Mr.Hooks he was helpful teaching us young officials he will be truly missed by all of us let remember the good times we had with God is in control now be blessed.
Cory Fowler
Jul 09, 2019
Uncle Orville you were a good guy and I enjoyed the times I got to spend with you! Thank you for always treating me like I belonged.