Gerald W. Hoots

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Gerald W. Hoots, 75, of Rector, Ark., passed away December 8, 2015, at the St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

He was born on March 31, 1940, in Holcomb, Mo., and he was the son of the late Daniel Andrew and Iler Mae (Thomas) Hoots.

He was united in marriage to JoAnn Clark on June 13, 1959, and to this union three children were born.

Gerald worked for Emerson Electric Company in Kennett, Mo., for 23 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Iler Hoots; three brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Hoots of Rector; three children, Cindy Payton and husband Roy of Rector, Andy Hoots and wife Debra of Star City, Ark. and Jason Hoots and wife Cyndi of Paragould, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Randy Dalton officiating. Burial is in Gravel Hill Cemetery in St. Francis, Ark. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Ark., is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be held beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, and will continue until service time at the funeral home.