A. Frank Hooker Jr., 77, of 24 Villa Lane, Penhook, retired president and chief operating officer of Hooker Furniture Corp., died Monday, May 14, 2007, at his home.
A Martinsville native, he was born July 26, 1929, the son of A. Frank Hooker Sr. and Madge Field Hooker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John E. Hooker.
Hooker was a 1948 graduate of Woodberry Forest School and a 1952 graduate of Duke University. He was a first lieutenant during his time with the Marines.
Hooker joined Hooker Furniture in May 1956 after serving in the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He worked for the company for 43 years and served as president and COO from 1987 until his retirement in 1999. He also was a member of the board of directors from 1958 to 2005.
Surviving are his wife, Marilyn B. Hooker of the home; two daughters, Carolyn Marie Goodspeed of Roanoke and Michele Hooker Smith of Martinsville; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Peggy Hooker Edwards of Durham, N.C.
A Christian Science service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Christ Community Church at Penhook with Randy Conklin and the Rev. Edward McClain officiating. A private interment service will be held at Franklin Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends at the home at Penhook from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. today and Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor�s choice.
Arrangements are by Lynch Funeral Home in Rocky Mount.