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Thomas "Tom" Twain Hooten, 48, of Point went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly on April 6, 2017, at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. Funeral service will be held Sunday, April 9, at 3 p.m. at Point Church of Christ with Matt Busby officiating. Visitation one hour prior at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Hooker Cemetery in Lone Oak.
Tom was born in Greenville on Dec. 29, 1968, to Teddy Joe and Margaret Gaye Lee Hooten. Tom married the love of his life, Debbie Busby, on Sept. 9, 1988, in Point. Tom was a born-again Christian and a member of Bois D'Arc Baptist Church in East Tawakoni. Tom worked as a self-employed welder and construction worker for years and most recently as a supervisor at Hooten's Lawn and Tree service.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie Hooten of Point; daughter Cecily Nicole Hooten Kirby (Kyle) of Alba; son Colton Lee Hooten of Winnsboro; his parents, Teddy Joe and Gaye Hooten of Point; father- and mother-in-law Jerry and Charlotte Busby of Emory; twin brother Tim Hooten of Emory; six grandchildren, Greenlee Moore, Kinsler, Oaklee, Stryker and Radlee Kirby and Cutter Hooten; brother-in-law Jerry Busby (Tonya); sister-in-law Crystal Howse; and nieces and nephews Tori and Katie Hooten, Josh and Meegan Busby, Dacee Howse, Maddie and River Hill.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Edgar and Margaret Lee and Enos and Jessie Hooten; grandmother-in-law Florence Furra; and an uncle, Freddie Lee.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be sent to Texas Prader-Willi Syndrome Association. Make checks payable to TXPWA and send to 503 FM 359 Rd., No. 130, Richmond, TX 77406.
Online guestbook may be signed for the family at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com.
Published on April 7, 2017
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