Obituary: Jackie W. Hooper Sr., 70, of Hannibal

Jackie W. Hooper Sr.
Posted: Jan. 29, 2019 2:22 pm

Jackie W. Hooper Sr., 70, of Hannibal, passed away at 1:55 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 at his home.

Funeral services with military rites by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post #55 will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 at the New Life Pentecostal Church in Hannibal. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Hannibal. Rev. Michael Niffen will officiate.

Friends and family are invited to Jackie's Life Celebration at a visitation that will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 at the New Life Pentecostal Church.

The family is being served by the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal.

Jackie was born July 12, 1948, in Hannibal, to Leroy E. Hooper Sr. and Helen Dowdy Hooper.

He was married to Nancy May White on March 15, 1970 in Hannibal. She preceded him in death Aug. 7, 2012.

Survivors include five children, J. W. Hooper Jr. (Carrie) of Hannibal, Tina Hooper of Hannibal, Adarian Bergheger of Hannibal, James Orlando Hooper of Hannibal and Holly Bergheger of Hannibal; three brothers, Joe, Bob and Howard; four sisters, Frances, Teresa, Donna and Linda; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

Jackie was preceded in death by four siblings, Leroy Jr., Ronnie, Connie and Janice.

Professionally, Jackie worked as a plumber.

Jackie served as a member of the United States Army National Guard.

Jackie enjoyed camping, fishing, collecting tools and helping at church. Collecting Monopoly games and trains, watching Star Trek and listening to the sounds of Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty were a few of Jackie's favorites. Most of all, Jackie cherished the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Jackie attended New Life Pentecostal Church, formerly known as Apostolic Holiness Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Pentecostal Church.

Pallbearers will be J. W. Hooper Jr., James Hooper, Randy Giboney, Tyler Raynes, Austin Bergheger and Thomas True.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jackie's granddaughters.

Online condolences may be made and video tribute viewed at


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