Funeral service for “Bill” William Don Hooten, age 77 of Sulphur Springs, TX will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Stephen Leach officiating. Interment will follow at Old Tarrant Cemetery with Justin Hooten, Carlos Galindo, Matthew Hooten, Jessie Hooten, Dalton Hoover, Zach Shelton, Tyler Bilharz and William Reed serving as pallbearers and Jerry Mack Chapman, Kenneth Hall and Dane Johnson serving as honorary pallbearers. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, August 19, 2022 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. Mr. Hooten passed away on August 17, 2022 at Christus Mother Frances – Tyler.
William was born on June 2, 1945 in Sulphur Springs, TX to Jesse and Vera (Frederick) Hooten. He married Donna Hatley on December 10, 1973 in Sulphur Springs, TX. William was retired from GTE and Contel Telephone Company as well as a retired dairy farmer. After retirement he also worked for A&S Air Conditioning. He was a member of the Cross Country Cowboy Church.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; sons, Eddie Hooten and Cleveland Hooten and wife, Missy; daughters, Stephanie Hooten, Tammy Shelton and Mary Galindo and husband, Luis; grandchildren, Jessie Hooten, Christina Hooten, Dana Shelton, Ashley Shaffer, Jason Hooten, Alaina Owens, Justin Hooten, Carlos Galindo, Baylee Daehn and Dalton Hoover; twenty-one great grandchildren; sister Mary Beadles and husband, Gene; brother, Freddie Hooten and wife, Brenda.
William was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Delbert Hooten, Travis Hooten, Melvin Hooten and JD Hooten; daughter, Karen Hooten; granddaughter, Tammy JoAnn Hooten and grandson, Matthew Pearce.
Donations may be made to American Cancer Society.