Douglas Bailey Hookham, age 91, of Elburn, passed away Sunday, November 7th, 2021 at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village surrounded by his loving family.
He was born November 10th, 1929, in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, the son of John and Belle Hookham. He was stationed in Germany after serving in the Army during the Korean War.
Douglas worked for many years with dedication to his profession as a plaster craftsman, working on many historic residences in the Fox Valley area. He was a faithful member of St. Mark’s Church for fifty nine years attending multiple services weekly. As a kind and steadfast man of faith he was an admirable example to all who knew him. His interests included working outdoors and handiwork around the house. Douglas was an avid gardener who created beautiful flower gardens each summer. His lifelong selfless devotion to his wife Carol and his children was his greatest gift to his family. Doug was a great husband, devoted father, and friend to all.
He is survived by his wife of sixty four years Carol Hoffman; children Jill (Dennis) Ryan of Wingo, Kentucky, Christine (Daniel) Gierke of Elburn, Timothy (Barb) of Elburn, and Mitch (Kathleen) of Paducah, Kentucky; grandchildren Ryan (Amanda) Gierke, Lindsay (Alex) Giardino, Cole, Shane, Jay, Karmyn, and Trevor Hookham, and Miranda and Declan Ryan; great granddaughter Faith Gierke; and many other dear relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and nine siblings.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 4th at St. Mark’s Church, 320 Franklin Street, Geneva with Rev. Dr. Mark Tusken officiating. A gathering to honor his life and memory will be held at the church beginning at 9:30 a.m. The church service will start at 11:00 with a light luncheon to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 5501 N. Cumberland Avenue #101, Chicago, Illinois 60656 or Jericho Ministries, 200 S. Executive Drive, Brookfield, WI 53005, jerichoministries.org would be appreciated.
Arrangements handled by Malone Funeral Home in Geneva. For information 630-232-8233 or malonefh.com.
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