Michael "Mike" Writche Hooper

Died: Wed., Sep. 9, 2020

Graveside Service

2:00 PM Sun., Sep. 13, 2020
Location: Yanceyville Town Cemetery

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Michael “Mike” Writche Hooper of Providence, NC died unexpectedly on September 9, 2020. Born July 20, 1957 in Danville, VA, he was the son of the late Charles H. and Florence S. Hooper. . In his youth he was active in Boy Scouts and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He attended the 1973 National Boy Scout Jamboree in Idaho. He graduated from Piedmont Academy in 1975 where he participated in various sports. In 1979, he graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree in Business Marketing and Management. He was the fourth-generation owner and operator of W.H. Hooper & Son, Inc. hardware store on the square in Yanceyville, NC.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and attained Black Belt status in Karate/Jiu-Jitsu.

Mike is survived by his son Jacob M. Hooper and wife Ashley; grandson Joshua J. Hooper; step grandchildren, Madison and Paisley Bray; brother, William C. “Chuck” Hooper and wife Marthann and their daughter Jennifer; uncle and aunt, Jack and Anne Hooper; aunts, Ola S. Willis and Helen S. Stainback; mother of his son, Joy W. Walker; and grandmother of his son, Margie Walton.

The family wishes to express heartfelt appreciation to Jim and Foy Chambers, Cindi Hooper Millay, Teresa Hooper Harding and Margie Walton.

Graveside services will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Yanceyville Town Cemetery (formerly Yanceyville UMC Cemetery) by Pastor Bob Paddock and Pastor Todd Hartley. There will be no formal visitation, however, you may offer your condolences to the family after the graveside service. The family requests that masks and social distancing be observed during the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Yanceyville VFD, PO Box 300, Yanceyville, NC 27379.

Condolences may be made at www.harrelsonfs.com

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Robert Paddock
   Posted Fri September 11, 2020
May our God of peace surround your family and lift you up and carry you
through this difficult time.

Wendy Ray
   Posted Sat September 12, 2020
I just wanted to let Mike's family know how great a guy he was. Every time I went into the store for different things, he was always so nice and helpful. He knew I liked flags so he would always show me what he had and the new ones too. You all will be in my prayers.

Gable & Michele Swann
   Posted Sat September 12, 2020
Deepest condolences

   Posted Sat September 12, 2020
I first meet mike when i worked at Hooperd , some 40 years ago , we have been friends since , he was always there to lend me a kind word when i needed it as he was for my son clay , i will miss you my friend , i will also see you again

Wayne Potter
   Posted Sat September 12, 2020
I left Yanceyville to join the Air Force in 1977, and Marsha and I retired in Williamsburg, Virginia to raise our family. I left my best friend, Mike Hooper "Hoop" in 1977, but have never forgotten how it feels to have a best friend!! His friendship influenced my life, and I'm grateful to have had a friend like Hoop. From little league baseball, scouting/camping, hunting, fishing, beach trips, crusing riverside drive, etc., I have lost a lifetime friend, but I'm a much better person today from our friendship. I will miss my friend, but always cherish our times together! My thoughts and payers are with Mike's family, friends, and customers that I know will miss him too.

Kirk and Dale Fowlkes
   Posted Sun September 13, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. We both knew Mike in our younger days. He was friendly and kind to everyone.

Annice Davis and Charles Hodges
   Posted Sun September 13, 2020
Mike was a good friend to all who knew him. Those of us who went into his store always received a big greeting. We were sad to hear of his passing. He will be missed.
May God be with his family at this heartbreaking time.

Mark Heitman
   Posted Sun September 13, 2020
I am truly sorry for your loss. Mike and I met through karate, and became good friends. I found Mike to be a good friend and a great man. He will be missed greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Pastor Chuck Perkins
   Posted Sun September 13, 2020
I pastor Eastside Baptist Church in Mebane. Prior to Covid Mike attended our church services on several occasions. I had the privilege of sitting down with Mike on several occasions. He shared with me his testimony of knowing Jesus as his Saviour. It was a privilege to know him as a Brother in Christ and as a friend. He will be missed but I have the promise we will meet again.

Tom & Sarah Crowson
   Posted Fri September 18, 2020
We were saddened to hear of Mike's passing. While we lived in Caswell County, we visited his store many times and he was always so nice and helpful. Thoughts and prayers and may your cherished memories provide you some peace during this difficult time and always.

Ken Formalarie
   Posted Tue September 22, 2020
I was a service sales representative to Mike at his hardware store. I considered him a friend and a kind man. I have been retired for two years and just got news of Mike’s untimely passing. I am deeply saddened to Know he is gone. My sincere best wishes to his family and to his first and only grandson, Mike was very proud of him.

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