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Michael L. Hooker, 43, died at 5 a.m. May 21, 2013, at his residence.

He was born April 13, 1970, in Lima to Harlan F. and Sharon L. Copperman Hooker Jr. His father and stepmother, Robin Hooker, survive in Lima. His mother and stepfather, James Michael Ogle, preceded him in death. He married Charlotte Smith, who survives in Lima.

Mr. Hooker was a 1989 graduate of Shawnee High School. He worked at Honda of America, Anna. He was an avid fan of the Cincinnati Bengals and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and listening to music. He was an Army veteran.

Survivors also include three children, Alison Marie Hooker, Logan Michael Hooker and Rachel Lynn Hooker, all at home; two sisters, Cindy Furr and Denise Ogle, both of Lima; father-in-law, Charles Smith, of Lima; mother-in-law, Ruth Smith, of Bluffton, Ind.; two sisters-in-law, Kathy (Michael Yancey) Miller, of Bluffton, Ind., and Rita Loggins, of Lima; and five nieces and a nephew, Tawnie Furr, Ceara Furr, Tevin Newell, Ashley Smith, Emily Smith and Shayla Ogle; and several close freidns and extended family at Honda of America.

He was preceded in death by a nephew, Marcus Allen Furr; paternal grandparents, Virgil and Nancy Stimmel and Harlan F. Hooker Sr.; and maternal grandparents, Larry and Betty Copperman.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Shawnee Chapel. Pastor Robert Pophal will officiate. Burial will be in St. Matthew Cemetery, Lima.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital, 300 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210.

Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com.

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