Hoyte J. Hooper age 78 of Smithville passed away Tuesday morning January 31, 2017 at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. He was born August 6, 1938 to his parents, the late Albert Lee and Flora Ruth Trusty Hooper. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved wife Faye Hooper; sisters: Maureen Florida, Doris Cripps, Faye Trotter Rawls; Infant brother: Eugene Hooper. Hoyte was a member of the Smithville Church of God and a retired heavy equipment operator with Carrier. Survivors include daughter: Lisa (Ronnie) Garrison of Smithville; Grandchildren: Rachel Garrison of Smithville, Jessica Garrison (Ethan) Hale of Alexandria; Great-Grandson: River Garrison of Smithville; wife: Edna Locke Hooper of Smithville; Step-son: Darrell (Tina) Locke of Green Hill, Mark (Mitzi) Locke of McMinnville; Step-Grandchildren: Brandon Locke of Green Hill, Bradley (Caitlin) Locke of Sparta, Hillary Locke of Cookeville, Eli Locke of Christinia; Sisters: Milas Hibdon of McMinnville, Peggy (Clayton) Parsley of Smithville, Bill (W.J.) Poss of Smithville, Dean Johnson of Smithville, Sue Banker of Sparta. Funeral Service will be held 1PM Thursday February 2, 2017 at the Smithville Church of God with Bro. Chris Moore officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday 11 AM until 8 PM and Thursday 9 AM until time of the service at 1PM all visitation will be held at Smithville Church of God. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Smithville Church of God.