Charles Lloyd Hooker

September 7, 1906 – April 29, 1975
Div./Dept. Commander 1953
Descended from Charles A. Hooker
Seaman – Navy
Mustered in June 15, 1863

Obituary

Bath – Former city council chairman, school board member, and active civic leader C. Lloyd Hooker, 68, died Tuesday at a local hospital following a brief illness.

Mr. Hooker’s wife, Ruby P. Fullerton Hooker, died April 19.

He was born in Bath Sept. 7, 1906, the son of Lloyd Lee and Delphine E. Howard Hooker.  He graduated from Morse High School in 1925 and from Colby College, Waterville, in 1933.

A retired business district letter carrier, Mr. Hooker began his career as a temporary postal substitute in 1936, receiving a regular appointment in 1942.  He delivered mail in the downtown business area until his retirement in 1966 with the exception of two years.

From 1943-45, Mr. Hooker took a leave of absence at the request of the Civil Service Commission and was a tinsmith at the Bath Iron Works.

Mr. Hooker went into the rubber stamp business after his retirement.

He service on the city council from 1963-70 and was chairman in 1966-67.

He also served for 12 years on the Bath Board of Education and was the city council’s representative on that board in 1965-66.  He was presented a plaque by the board in February, 1962 for his faithful and dedicated service.

Mr. Hooker served as chairman of the original Dollars for Scholars committee and continued to be active in the program.

He organized the first Fourth of July committee in 1963 and had been active on the committee ever since.  He served as chairman of the Fourth of July parade for several years.

A member of the Bath Area Chamber of Commerce, he had served as chamber director.

Mr. Hooker was a member and past president of the Sabino Assn., the Maine State Parent Teacher Assn., the Bath Council of Churches, and was a past state president of the Letter Carriers Assn.

A member of the Sons of Union Veterans, he had served as state commander of the organization in 1952.  He also was a member of the Bath Lions Club and the Coasters.

An active member of the First Baptist Church, he served as moderator of the church board for five years, retiring in 1974.  He was a former member of the men’s Bible class and was Sunday school superintendent for many years.

Surviving are three daughters, Miss Beverly Hooker of Bath, Mrs. Harold (Carol) Hall of Westbrook, and Mrs. Kenneth (Sharron) Rautiola of Woolwich; five grandsons and one cousin.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the David E. Desmond Funeral Home, 638 High St.  Burial will be in the family lot at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine

Find A Grave Memorial# 61801493

Posted in 1941-1960, Commanders