Glenn Hooper, of Cabool, died Thursday the 26th of June, 2003,
of heart failure, due to cancer, in the Kabul Nursing home, Cabool.
He was born in Galloway, April 12, 1908, to Albert and Mabel
Enlisting in the Army in 1931, he was discharged with the rank of
Sergeant in 1934.
Subsequently, he served as Chief Clerk, and acting Ranger at the Ozark
National Forest. There he married Mildred E. Spurlock, of Ava. A son,
James, was born to this union. He and Mildred were divorced in 1939.
Later he worked as a prison guard at the Federal Prison Hospital in
Springfield, and built the first housing addition in Galloway.
He married Esther May Davis of Clara. Four children were born of this
marriage: Loretta Sue, a stillbirth, Shirley, Glenda Jean, and Saundra Kay.
He built the house that Shirley and Glenda were born in, in Galloway,
with his own hands.
He bought a farm in Sparta, where Saundra was born, and later opened
a Real Estate office there.
He was three times a candidate for the Republican nomination for
Congress. Later he opened a real estate office in Springfield.
He and Esther also subsequently divorced.
He moved to Colorado in later years, and continued to work in Real
Estate well after normal retirement age.
He received a Paralegal degree in his 75th year, from the Aurora
He remained active all his life, in community affairs, was a member of the
Baptist Church, the Rosicrucians, and the Rhada Soami Science Society.
He was a lifelong practitioner of yoga.
He was preceded in death by his Mother and Father, his Sister, Marguerite
Hartley, and Daughters Loretta and Glenda Jean.
He is survived by his Son James, and his Daughters Shirley and Saundra,
by six Grandchildren, and eight Great-Grandchildren.