Edward K. Hooks

Edward K. Hooks, 73, of Rounds Avenue, passed away Monday October 8, 2018 at the Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Leana B. (Lunsford) Hooks. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Warren T. and Bernice E. (Fisher) Hooks. Mr. Hooks was an Underwriter for Amica Insurance Company before retiring. He was a Marine Corps Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a recipient of the King Medal at Saint Andrews School. He was a Docent at Roger Williams Park Zoo and won the Docent of the year award. Mr. Hooks was a 4,H youth agent in Providence and a member of the Historical Society that provided tours to students. He taught Sunday School for Saint Marks Transfiguration, All Saints Church and Saint Stephens for over 20 years. Besides his wife he leaves five daughters, Regina Delgado-Martinez of Johnston, Kimberly Edwards of Jackson, NC, Karen Hooks of Providence, Lisa Adams of Cranston and Althea Latimer of east Providence, two sons, Donald Latimer of North Providence and Arthur Latimer of Texas, three sisters, Bernice Gatson of California, Sandra Turner of Washington and Emma Hooks of Missouri, two brothers, Warren T. Hooks of California and Tyrone Hooks of Boston, fifteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Donald Hooks. His funeral will be held on Monday October 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM in Saint Stephens Church, 114 George Street, Providence. Burial will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 5-8 in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence.