ARDEN K. HOOBLER
PERRYTON, Texas – Arden Kenneth Hoobler, 91, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at Senior Village in Perryton, Texas.
He was born June 7, 1918, to Arthur Cook and Essie Alice Hampsten Hoobler northwest of Hooker, Okla., on the family homestead.
He married Edna Lee Mouser Dec. 24, 1938, in Hooker. She survives.
He attended grade school at the Lemon School, graduating from Hooker High School with the Class of 1935.
After school, he continued to farm and in his spare time pitched for the town softball team.
In 2008, the Hoobler family Homestead was recognized as an Oklahoma Centennial Farm by the Oklahoma Historical Society and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture.
He was a member of the First Christian Church in Hooker for 70 years, serving on the church board and as an elder.
He was also a former member of the Liberal Elks Lodge.
The couple enjoyed traveling, visiting Europe, Panama, South America, Hawaii and many other points of interest. He enjoyed ranching, playing pitch and dominoes with family and friends and attending his grandchildren and great grandchildren’s many ballgames.
Other survivors include one son, Kenny and wife, Loretta, Hooker; one daughter, Ardena Davis, and husband, Merle, Perryton; one sister, Arthena Witt and husband, Walt, Flagler, Colo.; six grandchildren and their spouses, Troy Hoobler, Karla and Todd Huxman, Randy and Tonya Hoobler, Rhonda and Bob Fulgham, Shawn and Kara Davis, Darrin and Jaci Davis; 13 great-grandchildren, Jeremy and Amanda Huxman, Nick Huxman, Cody Huxman, Leandra Hoobler, Ashley Hoobler, Ty Hoobler, Taylor Hoobler, Tucker Hoobler, Tanner Allen, Jordan Davis, Ryan Davis, Jade Davis and Jaxon Davis; one great-great-grandson, Payne Huxman; and one daughter-in-law, Janice Robertson, Amarillo, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Rodney, and one sister, Eileen Fox.
o Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church with Pastor Brian Jones and the Rev. Dr. David Hoffman presiding.
Burial will be at the Hooker Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Hooker Firefighters or the charity of the donor’s choice and may be left at the Roberts Brothers Funeral Home Inc. Box 745, Hooker, OK 73945.