Thomas Dean Hooton, 73, passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2021 in Huntington, Oregon while shoveling a path to the museum for his little dog Belle.
Tom was born on November 24, 1948 to Elenora (Schumaker) and Dean Lawrence Hooton in Hollister, California.
He served in the National Guard from 1967 to 1973 in San Luis Obispo, California. He was a member of the LDS Church.
Tom married Raye Ann Houx, they later divorced. On Christmas Eve in 1991 he married Billie Joyce Babineaux (Garcia) in Carencro, Louisiana. During Tom’s life he was employed in the newspaper industry. He and Billie made their home in Huntington, Oregon in 2003.
Tom is survived by his wife Billie; sons Josh, Guy, Tom H. Hooton and Cainan Garcia; grandpa of 5; 1 great grandson; and his 15 ½ year old toy poodle “Miss Belle.”
For those who would like to make a memorial donation in lieu of flowers, the family suggests the Huntington EMT’s through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com