July 13, 1917—January 12, 2012
Brigadier Walter Hooper was promoted to Glory from the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community in Quarryville, Pa.
Walter was born to Henry and Nancy Hooper in West Warwick, R.I. He met the Army at 14 at an open–air meeting and became a senior soldier in 1933, attending the Providence Citadel Corps.
In 1936, Walter entered training from the Providence Corps as a member of the Guardians of the Covenant session.
Upon commissioning, he served as an assistant corps officer in Willimantic, Conn., where he met Beatrice Arnold. He continued to serve in Connecticut and Massachusetts until he married her in 1941.
For 40 years, they served at numerous corps, divisional, and territorial appointments, including as the territorial directors of evangelism. The Hoopers retired in 1982, but Walter continued for many years as a Hartford, Conn., ARC counselor. Beatrice predeceased him in 2001.
Survivors include three daughters, Major Nancy Lants of Clearwater, Fla., Major Marilyn White of San Antonio, Fla., and Faith McDonnell of Annadale, Va; a brother, Colonel Floyd Hooper of Lancaster, Pa.; three grandchildren; and five great–grandchildren. Messages may be sent to Major Nancy Lants, 1605 Walnut St., Clearwater, FL 33765.