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Nathan "Nate" Hooper
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 • Posted October 12, 2011

Nathan D. “Nate” Hooper, 28, of Junction, passed from this life following a job related accident in Georgia on October 6, 2011.Born in Abilene, TX on June 18, 1983, he was the son of Troy Hooper and Holly Tautenhahn. He had lived in Junction for the past 4 years.On June 25, 2010, he married Robin Z. Hornsby in Junction, TX.Nate worked for IRBY Construction as a journeyman lineman for the past 3 years. This was a job that he truly loved.A man with a big heart, Nate loved to make all smile and loved to be loved. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and anything to do with the outdoors.He always loved to make a statement, either with his blue Mohawk or his pink motorcycle, you always knew where he stood.Those left to honor and cherish his memory are his wife, Robin Hooper of Junction; a step-son, Jaden Hardesty of Junction; 2 step-daughters, Elyssa Bode and Kylie Burney both of Junction; his mother, Holly Tautenhahn of Abilene; his father and step-mother, Troy and Stacey Hooper of Abilene; his step-father and wife, Donnie and Stacey Lamb of Oklahoma; a brother and sister-in-law, Aaron and Whitney Hooper of Abilene; his maternal grandparents, Douglas and Georgia Tautenhahn of Garland, TX; his in-laws, Jimmy and Sarah Hornsby of Junction; and his brothers-in-law, Jimmy H. Hornsby of San Antonio and Jeremy Blumel of Montana and many other friends and family.Visitation was held Monday, October 10, 2011, from 3-7PM at Kimble Funeral Home.A celebration of his life was held at the First Baptist Church of Junction on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at 12:30PM with committal services to follow at Pontotoc Cemetery, Pontotoc, TX. The family invites you to leave a message or memory at www.kimblefuneralhometx.com by selecting Obituaries. Select “Sign Guestbook” at the right, of the individual memorial.Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kimble Funeral Home, (325) 446-3076

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