William Trinton Hooks, Jr.

Born: Fri., Nov. 4, 1938
Died: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Dec. 16, 2019
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Tue., Dec. 17, 2019
Location: Hawhammock Baptist Church

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. William Trinton Hooks, Jr., age, 81, of Swainsboro, GA, on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Emanuel Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 10:00 am at Hawhammock Baptist Church with Rev. Cail Pressey officiating and Rev. Scott Huffman assisting.

Interment will be at Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland Georgia at 4:00 pm with Military Honors.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 – 7:00 PM on December 16, 2019.

Pallbearers are Mitchell Hudson, Daniel Calhoun, David McGinnis, Boulder Brown, Caleb Pressey, and Patrick Cooke.

Honorary Pallbearers are the Senior Men’s Class

Mr. Hooks was born November 4, 1938 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia to the late William Trenton, Sr. and Emily Loree Davis Hooks. Trinton was a store manager for Sears for 30 years. He held a BS Degree in Physical Education and served as a pilot in the US Army and his nickname was “Sky Hooks”. Trinton flew the border between East and West Germany. He was a member of Hawhammock Baptist Church for 25 years, where he was a deacon and choir director for 15 years and was devoted in his Christian faith. He was also a choir director for Hillcrest, a member of Emmaus Community and for 20 years was a member of the Hawhammock Bible Study Group. He was a very loving husband, father and grandfather. He was affectionately called “Papa T”.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Elsie Lewis Hooks, his son, Scott C. Hudson, and his granddaughter, Haleigh Hudson.

Survivors include:

His Wife of 26 years: Inez Jones Hooks of Swainsboro, GA

Two Daughters: Terri Huffman (Scott) of Ellenboro, NC and Tammy McGinnis (David) of Conover, NC          

His Sons: Drone Hudson, Jr. (Beth) of Swainsboro, GA and Mark Hudson (Leslie) of Sandersville, GA

His Daughter-In-Law: Debbie C. Hudson of Kite, GA

Eleven Grandchildren: Lauren Huffman, Robbie Huffman (Janna), Daniel Calhoun, Daniel McGinnis, Kayla Askins (Chad), Ashley Galo (Marc), Vincent Spencer (Laura), Sharon Hudson, Mitchell Hudson (Karen), Chaz Hudson, and Kate Hudson.

Ten Great-Grandchildren: Paxton McGinnis, Gabriel Askins, Caroline Askins, Lillian Hudson, Eden Hudson, Rosalie Hudson, Adeline Galo, Spencer Galo, Amelia Spencer, and Davis Spencer.

Condolences may be submitted on line at www.durden-hudsonfuneraldirectors.com

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. William Trinton Hooks, Jr. of Swainsboro, GA


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Mike & Ellen Rowland
   Posted Sun December 15, 2019
So sorry for your loss, Papa T was a class act and LOVED by us and so many more.
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you and may GOD's blessings be with you, we LOVE y'all!
Mike & Ellen Rowland
Hawhammock Baptist Church
Swainsboro, GA

Joan Poythress
   Posted Sun December 15, 2019
Mrs. Inez,

I'm so sorry to hear about Pappa T. I know your grief is deep. I rejoice with you that Pappa T is tonight looking on the face of the Father. I can't imagine his joy. My prayers are with you for this time. God is the God of all comfort. Lean on Him, trusting His plan in all this.
Know I love you and I will miss Him also.


Harlan and Carol Calhoun
   Posted Sun December 15, 2019
Trinton was a smart, nice, caring Godly man.

jim roberts
   Posted Mon December 16, 2019
love and prayers sent to you Ms Inez and family during this difficult time

Edwin Patrick
   Posted Mon December 16, 2019
Inez,so sorry to learn of your loss. The three of us grew up together and I have always considered you as my sister and Trinton as my older brother. Hawhommock will never be the same. May God bless you.

Vivian Losser
   Posted Mon December 16, 2019
All of us who knew Trinton are thankful for having him in our lives. His legacy is the memories we have of him.

Llewelyn Avery Lewis
   Posted Tue December 17, 2019
I was saddened to learn that Trinton had passed away. My connection was through his first wife, Elsie. We were in Nursing School together in Savannah in the early '60s. I knew his mother when I was a teenager in High School and we worked together at Darling's Store in Swainsboro. Elise and I were close in school, along with several other students. We all felt like we knew Trinton, as she shared portions of his letters from Germany and tears of concerns re: his military duty. Of course, we all shared her concerns and cried with her.

My love and prayers go out to all family members. Inez, I know this is a sad and difficult time for you and everyone else. As a fellow US Army Veteran, I know Trinton's love for and loyalty to God and Country and that Families Can be Forever. Please share my love and condolences with Terri and Tammy. They probably don't remember me, but I remember them from the time they were babies.