The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

January 20, 2014

Charles Hooks

— Charles Morrison Hooks, 89. passed away Jan. 17, 2014, in Bonham.

He was born in Trinity, Texas, on March 15, 1925, to William and Edna Hooks, both of whom preceded him in death.

Charles met and married Dow Nelle Porter Hooks of Greenville. They were married for 51 years until her passing in 2011.

He is survived by their son Charles M Hooks Jr. of Greenville.

Dr. Hooks earned a doctorate degree in education from UCLA and a master’s degree in music from the University of Texas at Austin. In addition, he retired from the Air Force Reserve as a lieutenant colonel.

Dr. Hooks enjoyed teaching all band and orchestra instruments and taught private music lessons from his home until last year. He loved people, caring for his pets, telling stories and teaching. Everyone respected and loved him.

He had a beautiful giving character and a brilliant diverse intellect. He was a patient, kind and loving husband and father. Dr. Hooks was loved and is extremely missed.

Arrangements are under the direction of Peters Funeral home. 

Condolences may be given to the family at

No services are scheduled at this time.


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