Wayne E. Hooper
Washington — Wayne Ernest Hooper, 52, passed away unexpectedly Friday June 14, 2013, at Penbay Medical Center in Rockport surrounded by his loving family.
He was born March 3, 1961 the son of Ernest and Ernestine Jewett Hooper. He grew up in South Liberty before the family moved to Washington. He graduated from Medomak Valley High School class of 1979.
After finishing school he began a career on the water. He was a clammer, an urchin diver, eel fisherman, and a lobster fisherman. The water was always something that he was drawn to. In his younger years he worked in masonry with his brother Larry. Carpentry was also something that he enjoyed doing. A project he was proud of was helping his father Ernest in the renovation of the Washington Grange hall. A handy man indeed he helped in building a few homes in the Washington area including his own, a home that he built from the ground up.
His family called him a sports nut. He always had a game or a race on. An avid fan of the Patriots and Red Sox he could often be seen sporting their team colors in either a jersey of a sweatshirt. NASCAR was something else he enjoyed, routing for Kyle Busch. His love of sports took him to Fenway Park, Martinsville Speedway and to the Daytona 500. An outdoorsman he loved being outside fishing and hunting. In 1996 his father was awarded a moose permit and the family went together for the hunt. It did not take long and within four hours they had tagged their moose. Four wheeling and snowmobiling all over Knox and Lincoln County was another activity that he enjoyed. When he was not on the trails, he could be found on the road riding his Harley.
He had a sense of humor that could bring a smile to anyone’s face. He was a practical jokester and his niece Cheryl often found herself on the receiving end of one of his jokes. When he was not outside he could be found watching some of his favorite television shows like Duck Dynasty, Deadliest Catch, or Pawn Stars or playing pool. One of his favorite pastimes was having the nieces and nephews over and playing pool with him and Lisa.
He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all those that knew and loved him.
Survivors include his companion of 17 years Lisa Gammon of Washington; daughter Ashley Hooper of Washington; parents Ernest and Ernestine Hooper of Washington; brother Lawrence Hooper and his wife Tamra of Lincolnville; sisters Beverly Weston and her husband Joe of Rockport, Kathleen Wallace and her husband Harley of Friendship; nieces Cheryl Stackpole and her husband Scott of Cushing, Kristen Weeks of Friendship, Katie Hooper of South Portland; nephews Ernest Wallace and his wife Natasha of Friendship; Christopher Hooper of Louisiana; several great-nieces and nephews; and special friends Donny Foster Jr. and his companion Patty Jewett.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday June 19, at 2 p.m. at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Searsmont with Pastor Chad Colburn officiating.
You are invited to share your condolences, memories, and photos with the family by visiting their Book of Memories page at hallfuneralhomes.com Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home, Waldoboro.