Mr. Anthony Eugene Hooker, 57, of 402 Poplar Springs Church Road, Sanford, North Carolina, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at his place of residence.
“So with you: Now is our time of grief, but I will see you again, and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.” John 16:22
Anthony Eugene Hooker went home to be with our Heavenly Father on January 17, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents: Robert H. McCants, Clifton and Vera Watson, wife, Yvonne Christiansen and a special friend, Irene Smithwick.
Growing up, Anthony attended McQueen Chapel United Methodist Church in Lemon Springs, NC. He gave his life to Christ, and his lifestyle reflected his love for the Lord and people.
Anthony was born on September 15, 1963, and graduated from Lee Senior High School in Sanford, NC, in 1982. Following graduation, he held several occupations; custodian for Lee Senior High School, Material Handler at Coty Inc., Tree Masters Tree Removal Company, and Sherwin Williams Company.
Anthony was a loving brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. He was someone who always saw the positive in every person and situation. Generosity was a cornerstone of Anthony’s life, and anytime someone needed help, he would assist in the best way possible. All around him felt his caring spirit and giving nature. He would never hesitate to give time, money, or even a good joke to make you feel better. Anthony was an avid sports fan. It was no secret how much he loved his favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys. When it came to basketball, he was the Carolina Tar Heels number one fan. Anthony was an outdoorsman who loved spending time with various animals and fishing. He was known to own goats, a horse, and even a bull. His animals were regularly addressed by a name he’d given to them. Anthony was also known to the family as “Mr. Fix-It,” as he could always be found tinkering with things around the house. Anthony’s uplifting spirit made him a friend to many, and he enjoyed many hours with cherished family, friends and acquaintances throughout his life.
Anthony leaves his loving siblings to cherish his memories: Stephanie and Tjuana Hooker, Cleshona and Clintrell Watson, and Karen Battle (Wayne). He also leaves behind his only godchild, Jasmine Walker, and a host of other beloved nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Arrangements are entrusted to McLeod Funeral Home of Sanford, North Carolina.
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