John "J.W." William Hooks

February 21, 1947 ~ February 10, 2021 (age 73)

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Mr. John William “J.W.” Hooks, 73, of Swainsboro passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at AU Medical Center in Augusta following an extended illness. 


Mr. Hooks was born February 21, 1947 in Swainsboro, GA. to the late John A. Hooks and Burnell Fordham Hooks.  He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Taylor Hooks; sister, Connie Oglesby.  Mr. Hooks was a member of El Bethel Baptist Church.


Survivors include his wife, Mickey Hooks of Swainsboro; son, Shawn (Brook) Hooks of Swainsboro; daughter, Tabatha (Ray) Downer of Swainsboro; brother, Ronnie Hooks of Tampa, FL; sisters, Hazel Harris of Mobile, AL, Vickie Gay of Swainsboro; grandchildren, Jarrod (Susannah) Downer, Jada Downer, Chase Hooks, Makayla Clifton, Charla Clifton, William Tate Hooks; several nieces, nephews and many friends.


Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, February 13, 2021 at El Bethel Baptist Church with Reverends Joe Bedgood, Louis Pearce and Ray Jenkins officiating.


Interment will follow in Eastbrook Cemetery & Mausoleum.


The family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2021 at Chapman Funeral Home.


Pallbearers will be Larry Morrison, Bobby Mason, Cliff Mason, Todd Fagler, Shawn Riner and Khris Fowler.


Honorary pallbearers will be UPS coworkers.


In compliance with the guidelines set by the CDC, 6 feet rule will be enforced during visitation and service.


Condolences may be expressed at


Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. John William “J.W.” Hooks, 73, of Swainsboro.  

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February 12, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chapman Funeral Home
427 North Main St.
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

Funeral Service
February 13, 2021

11:00 AM
El Bethel Missionary Baptist Church

February 13, 2021

12:00 PM
Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum
1082 Hwy 80 East
Swainsboro, GA 30401

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