Joseph “Joe” Charles Hooper, 82, of Maihi, Honalo, died Feb. 6, 2013, at Kona Community Hospital. Born March 19, 1930, in Honalo, he was former mechanic for Mitamura Service Station and Tanaka’s Chevron, and a former landscaper for King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.
Friends may call at 8 a.m. Feb. 16 at Kona Faith Center in Captain Cook for a 9 a.m. service. Luncheon follows at Daifukuji Soto Mission.
He is survived by son, Mario (Daphne) Hooper Sr. of Maihi, Honalo; daughters, Charlyn (Anthony) DeMello and Jasmine (John) Staup, both of of Maihi, Honalo; hanai son, Chance Hooper of Maihi, Honalo; sister, Violet Hooper of Maihi, Honalo; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.