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Larry W. "Bill" Hooks, 77, of New Castle passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.
Born on Oct. 5, 1940, in Franklin Township, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late Roy and Mildred Leavans Hooks.
Surviving at home is his beloved wife of 45 years, the former Delores (Dory) Briggs, whom he married in September 1972.
Larry retired from Essroc.
He also served his country as a member of the Army.
In addition to his wife, Larry is survived by his children, Melissa Stanton, Daniel Hinkson, Robert Hooks, Thomas Hooks and Joseph Hooks; brothers, James Hooks and wife, Phyllis, John Hooks and wife, Paula, and Jeff Hooks; sisters, Mildred (Middy) Klingensmith and husband, Thomas, Janet Hooks and Linda Hooks; best friend, John Ryan; several grandchildren; and pets, Sparky and Izzy.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Larry Hooks; and brothers, Terry, Gary, Phillip, Joseph and Perry Hooks.
There are no calling hours and services are private.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on December 29, 2017
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