Roscoe Jacob Hooten II, died at home on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at the age of 73 after a long illness.
Hooten was born in Paoli, Indiana on August 23, 1947 to Constance (Soika) and Roscoe Jacob Hooten. Hooten grew up in Hendricks County. He was a 1965 graduate of North Salem High School and a 1969 graduate of Ball State University. Hooten married Patricia (Pat) Carol Cooper of North Salem on May 25, 1968.
Hooten began his working life as a teacher in Randolph County, but spent most of his career working in the grocery and convenience store business. Hooten retired from the Ackerman Oil Company in 2013.
Hooten and his family moved to Marengo in 1973. He was a man of deep faith and a member of the Marengo Christian Church where he served as a member of the board of trustees and as a deacon. He was an elder of the church at the time of his death. He also served on the board of the Scenic Hills Christian Youth Camp outside of Mitchell for many years.
Hooten was heavily involved in the community life of Marengo and Crawford County. He was a life member of the Marengo-Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department, and a long time precinct committeeman of the Republican Party in Crawford County. At the time of his death, Hooten was serving as a member of the board of directors of the Blue River Regional Water District and as vice president of the Crawford County Historical and Genealogical Society.
Hooten was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Andrew and Robin Hooten.
Hooten is survived by Pat Hooten, his wife of 53 years; his son, Roscoe Jacob Hooten III (Jill) of Bloomington, Indiana; daughter, Krista Marie Finklea (Josh) of Conway, South Carolina; six grandchildren: Clay, Mackenzie, Abbey, and Tate Finklea, and Madeline and Jacob Hooten; his sisters: Suzanne McClanahan, Mary Ann Hooten-Bivens, and Elizabeth Clark; his brother Dwight Hooten, and numerous nephews and nieces.
Memorial services will be on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Marengo Christian Church. Interment will follow in the Mathers Chapel Cemetery near English, IN.
Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Wednesday and after 9:00 am until time of the service at 11:00 am at the church.
Brown Funeral Home in Milltown, Indiana is entrusted with the arrangements.
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