JAMES W. HOOPER, 77, died at 11:45 a.m. May 8, 2005, at St. Rita?s Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 27, 1927, in Plain City, Union County, Ohio, to Herbert H. and Ella J. Mc-Campbell Hooper, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Hooper was a resident of Jackson Center for 24 years before moving to Lima in 1974. He had been a resident of Shawnee Manor Nursing Home for more than 20 years. He was a former member of First Baptist Church and a current member of the Seventhday Adventist Church. He was also a member of the Able-Disabled Club.
Survivors include several cousins, including Dale Astaetter of Wapakoneta; and special friends, Mrs. James (LuAnn) Everett of Cridersville and Marvin and Joyce Rostorfer of Jackson Center.
He was preceded in death by a sister.
Graveside services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Forest Grove Cemetery, Plain City.
Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Homes, Shawnee Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed at www.chileslamanfh.com.