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Samuel “Jason” Hooker, 47

Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 12:00 pm

Samuel “Jason” Hooker, 47, was immediately called to his heavenly home on August 23, 2023. Jason was a passionate believer of Christ and a Godly example to everyone he met. He was born in Cleveland to Reverend Samuel “Sam” and Debbie Hooker. He served as the Music Worship Leader at Philippi Baptist Church in Cleveland from 2006 to present. He was employed at Astec Industries, Inc. for 24 years.
Jason graduated from Bradley Central High School in 1994. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1999. He earned his Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in 2010. Jason was a Licensed Professional Engineer in 47 states. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity as well as several honors and Engineering societies.
Jason was married to the love of his life, Kasie Conley Hooker, and in June, celebrated their 25-year anniversary. Being the center of their lives, they shared three children, Samuel “Sam” Lawrence Hooker, Elizabeth “Liz” Ann Hooker, and Alicen “Ali” Grace Hooker. Jason was rich in talent, both musically inclined and in his Bible-teaching abilities at Philippi Baptist. He taught many classes while he was at Philippi. Some of those included Sunday school, AWANA, and VBS. He also taught on numerous occasions at the men’s breakfast or during a given service. His ministry was grounded in his faith while focusing on the youth and young adults of Philippi Baptist. He also served as President of the Band Boosters at Walker Valley High School from 2016-present. He enjoyed actively participating in the Cleveland Pops Band and was always eager to help serve others. Along with the lives of his own children Jason was very involved in the lives of his nephews, Daniel Denton, Eli Denton and Jace Conley. He was also crazy about his future daughter in law, Payton Sowder.
Loving members of Jason’s family are, his mother-in-law Deb Conley of Jasper, Sister Tara Hooker Denton, and brother-in-law Chad Denton of Cleveland. Brother-in-law Adam Conley and sister in law, Courtney Marie Conley of Jasper. Uncles Steve Hooker (wife Diane) of Nashville; the late Jonathan Hooker, Sr. of Cleveland. Aunt Donna Hooker Mowery of Knoxville. Cousins Jacqueline Daffinson (husband Josh), Jon Hooker, Jr., Justin Mowery, and Jarod Mowery. Late grandparents were Harve and Ruth Day and Raymond and Alice Hooker, of Cleveland.
A Celebration of Jason’s life was held Sunday, Sept. 10 at Philippi Baptist Church, 2484 Harrison Pike with Reverend Sammy Hooker and Reverend Nathan Sneed officiating, alongside other loving church family members. A Private committal service followed at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Andrew Hicks, Greg Parker, Steve Kiser, Blake Copeland, Mark Nation, Justin Mowery, Jared Mowery and Jon Hooker serving as pallbearers. Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services, North Ocoee Street Chapel has charge of the arrangements. You can share your memories and or condolences with Jason’s family by going to his memorial page at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.
Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services was in charge of arrangements.
The Marion Tribune – Sept. 14, 2023