Created April 30, 2017
In Memory

- This eternal flame burns forever
- in remembrance of Joy Fern Hooker -

Joy Fern Hooker
Born: February 7, 1938
Death: April 25, 2017

Joy Fern Hooker, age 79, of Mena, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at her home.
She was born on Tuesday, February 7, 1938 to Harris Clyde Walker and
Dixie Belle Thomas in DeQueen, Arkansas.

She and her family moved to Cove, when she was 5 years old. Joy graduated
from Van-Cove High School in 1955, and then attended Texarkana Business
College in Texarkana, Arkansas. She married Earl Hooker in October, 1956,
where they lived in Texarkana, Dallas, Texas and DeQueen, and then moved
to Mena in 1967. She and her husband bought Walker Construction Company
in 1970 where she worked as a secretary and bookkeeper. They loved to travel
in their RV and visited 48 states, Alaska, and parts of Canada.

Joy was a lifetime members of International Good Sam RV Club, belonged
to Tri-Lakes Good Sam RV Club, Charter Members of Queen Wilhelmina
Good Sam RV Club, and Charter Member of Cossatot Good Sam RV Club.
They worked with Arkansas Special Olympic for several years.

Joy was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be
missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Clyde & Dixie Walker, husband,
Earl Wayne Hooker, Sr., son, Earl Wayne Hooker Jr. and her sister- Betty Walker.

Joy is survived by her daughters and sons in law, Teri and Harl Blair of Fort Worth,
Texas and Charla and Rick Hollin of Mena, six grandchildren, Greg Blair and
wife, Kara of Roswell, Georgia, Sara Blair Roark and husband, Craig of Fort
Worth, Texas, Deedra Hooker of Mena, Brent Hooker and wife, Sydney of
Beebe, Arkansas, Eric Hollin and wife, Toby of Mena, Kayla Castor and
husband, Rodney of Mena; seven great grandchildren, Carter and Braelynn
Blair of Roswell, Georgia, Cooper and "soon to be born" Eli Roark of Fort
Worth, Texas, Kooper and Kashlyn Hollin of Mena, Tatum Castor of Mena,
Chisum and "soon to be born" Barrett Hooker of Beebe, Arkansas; one
sister, Dixie Dickson and husband, George of Texarkana, Arkansas; brother
Dale Walker and wife, Joe Ann of Cove; several nieces and nephews and a
host of other relatives and friends.

Earl & Joy were the Arkansas Goodsams State Directors, 1/2000 - 11/2002.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at the
Bowser Family Funeral Home with Brother R.L. Clark officiating.
Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, under the
direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. Visitation will be Friday,
April 28, 2017 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Greg Blair, Brent Hooker, Craig Roark, Eric
Hollin, Carter Blair and Rodney Castor.

In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to University of Arkansas Rich
Mountain Nursing Scholarship Fund, C/O Tammy Young 1100 College Drive,
Mena, Arkansas 71953 or to the Arkansas Special Olympics Area 14,
C/O Jeff Dyer, 327 West 5th, Booneville, Arkansas 72927.

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Though She's gone, She is not forgotten.
Though absent, She remains in spirit.
Though once a worker, She now rest.

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