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931 S. Hwy 171
MEXIA, TX 76667
Phone: 254-562-6422
Fax: 254-562-6429
William Hooks

William Douglas Hooks

Saturday, March 29, 1947 - Wednesday, February 19, 2020
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William Douglas “Doug” Hooks, Jr., 72, of Mexia, passed away on February 19, 2020 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia, after a lengthy heart illness. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Mexia, with Reverend Marcus Sheffield officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Honorary pallbearers are Dean Ward, Dennis Greensage, Billy Jack Adam, Lane Carpenter, Virgil Yoakum, Tommy Wright, Pat Erskine & Bob Wilson.

Doug was born on March 29, 1947 in Temple, Texas to William Douglas Hooks, Sr. & Dixie Cook Hooks. He graduated from Marlin High School in 1965 and then from Sam Houston State University in 1969. He had a very passionate opinion, right or wrong, no matter the subject. He enjoyed politics, cars, music and sporting his Hawaiian shirts. Doug was very civic oriented, being a Mexia City Councilman, Mayor Pro-Tem, was active in the Mexia Chamber of Commerce, led the Clean Up Mexia Campaign and spent 13 years on the Bistone Water Board. While he was a member of the city council, he was proud to have been able to get raises for the police and fire departments.

Doug was a natural entrepreneur, starting several businesses that entailed everything from carpet cleaning to insurance to his Texas Sound & Service Electronics Store in Huntsville. His favorite venture was when he owned and operated Two Di For in Mexia, doing his woodworking and crafting custom picture frames. He loved that business and the relationships he made with his customers.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Amy Dianne Hooks; parents, William Douglas & Dixie Cook Hooks; paternal grandparents, John William & Lula Elizabeth Snell Hooks; maternal grandparents, Jessie James & Carrie Couch Cook and maternal aunts & uncles, Hettie & Charles Nutley and Jessie Cook.

Survivors include his wife, Dianne Frost Hooks of 52 years; daughter, Ashley Hall & husband, Matthew of Mexia; granddaughters, Mattelyn Cate Hall & Morgan Ashley Hall of Mexia; grandsons, Justin Frost McClellan & Jacob Cade McClellan of Wortham; mother-in-law, Janis Frost of Mexia; sisters, Melanie Rogers & husband, William Shannon of Dallas and Nannette Gummelt & husband, Marshall of Crawford; sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law, Melanie & Jon Holloway and Marcus & Molly Frost, all of Mexia; and maternal aunt, Edna Cook of Marlin.

The family ask that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in Doug’s memory to The Waco Center for Youth, 3501 N. 19th St., Waco, Texas 76708 or directly on their website at www.wacovsc.org.
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    First Baptist Church
    Address
    506 Carthage St.
    MEXIA, TX 76667
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tonie contreras

Posted at 03:50pm
DIANNE MY CONDOLENCE IM SHOCKED I WAS OUT OF TOWN WHEN THIS HAPPENED.IM OUT OF WORDS HE JUST SENT US A CHRISTMAS CARD IN CHRISTMAS. OH DIANNE PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT EVER WE CAN DO FOR YOU I STILL CANT BELIEVE IT
IM SEEING IT IN THE PAPER NOW AND IM OUT OF WORDS. WONDERFUL MAN FULL OF LOVE AND WILLING TO HELP ANYONE
I WILL CONTINUE PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. HE WILL BE REMEMBERED AND YES HIS HAWAIIAN SHIRTS WILL BE
FOREVER A MARK HE HAS LEFT STILL TO THIS MOMENT MY ROSIE SEES A SHIRT AND SHE SAYS THATS MY DOUGH.
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Rita Jones

Posted at 06:33am
Dianne - I am so sorry that I was not aware that Doug had passed away, or I would have come to the visitation, or to the funeral. I never got to meet him, personally, but I became quite fond of him on Facebook. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and it was extremely obvious that he loved you, and his daughters, with all of his heart. Please accept my sincere condolences for both of your losses, Doug and Amy, and know that you and your family are in my prayers.

Rita Blackmon Jones
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Connie Ellis Matics

Posted at 10:31pm
Praying for the family.
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Camille Kerr Reed

Posted at 02:02pm
Doug was the kind of guy, everyone liked. He was just a nice and good guy. Dianne, I don't know of any wife more loved than you. He let everyone know what a treasure you were to him. I'm so very sorry for his loss, but know you and Ashley have great memories. Prayers for you both.
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