Let the memory of Scott be with us forever.
  • 57 years old
  • Born on April 4, 1961 .
  • Passed away on September 12, 2018 in Tempe, Arizona, United States.

Celebration of Life Services to be held at Tempe Mortuary on Southern. See link below for details.

http://www.tempemortuary.com/obituary/scott-hooker


Scott, age 57, died suddenly September 12th at home in Tempe, AZ. Beloved son of John Hooker, cherished husband of Julie Hooker, devoted father of Anthony Hooker and Michael Hooker and proud grandfather of James Hooker. Dearly loved brother of Gregg Hooker, son-in-law of Diana Messersi and adored uncle of Christine Wolniak, Daniel Wolniak, Jennifer Hooker and Thomas Hooker. He joins his Mom: Jacqueline Hooker, Grandparents: George and Artie Hamilton, John and Gerturde Hooker in Gods Kingdom where we know they greeted him with open arms. 

Scott’s sudden passing at such a young age leaves our hearts heavy and our minds bewildered. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends. He was a loving son, husband, father, brother and uncle as well as a great friend to many. Married to Julie for 38 wonderful years, together they raised two sons which brought him true happiness and joy. His main passion was spending time with his family whether he was sharing his love of cooking for the family, or storm watching with his sons.

Scott started his working career as an aerospace machinist / inspector. He changed careers in his mid 30's and dedicated many years in the Information Technology industry and was currently employed by Aerotec International as the Manager of Information Systems.

An amateur photographer, Scott enjoyed capturing memories for us to enjoy for a lifetime, he also enjoyed astronomy and looking up at the stars and moon through his telescope. We now know he is looking down over us from afar but never far from our hearts.

We will keep everyone updated on his memorial services through this site. 

Please share a story you have of Scott or just send a message to the family . 

Posted by Julie Hooker on 2nd October 2018
Julie, I am very sorry about your loving loss of husband and our wonderful friend Scott. I wish I could have paid my love and respects to you and your family. I had a family matter that needed my attention. I always feel that God needs our loved ones at anytime. He is with our loving Lord. May you and your wonderful Family find love, peace, and strength through this very unexpected and turbulent event. Try to draw close to your faith and your loved ones. Please reach out to us as we are here to help you and support you. Love and blessings to you and your wonderful Family. God bless you and Scott. Matt Marino
Posted by Denise Shelton on 24th September 2018
To the family Scott Eric Hooker, I'm so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Even though I didn't know Scott I did have a loss in my family this year as well. And I know that it's difficult to manage the feelings of that lost in the grief that comes along with it. So I set out to help my family to deal with their grief and lost and found something that I thought might also help your family. I hope this is helpful. The Watchtower, No. 3 2016 Dealing With Your Grief COVER SUBJECT | WHEN A LOVED ONE DIES Dealing With Your Grief There is no shortage of advice on this subject. Not all of it, however, is helpful. For instance, you may find that some will advise you not to cry or show your feelings in any way. Others may push you to do the opposite and expose all your feelings. The Bible presents a more balanced view, one that is supported by modern research. In some cultures it is considered unmanly for a male to cry. But is there a real need to feel ashamed about shedding tears, even in public? Mental-health experts acknowledge that tearfulness is a normal part of grieving. And grieving may, in time, help you to move on despite the enormity of your loss. Suppressing grief, however, may do more harm than good. The Bible lends no support to the notion that it is wrong or unmanly to shed tears of grief. Think of Jesus, for example. At the death of his dear friend Lazarus, Jesus openly wept, even though he had the power to bring the dead back to life!​—John 11:33-35. Bouts of anger are often part of grieving, especially in cases of sudden, unexpected death. There are many reasons why a bereaved person may feel angry, such as when thoughtless and unfounded comments are made by a respected person. “I was only 14 years old when my father died,” explains a South African man named Mike. “At the funeral, the Anglican minister said that God needs good people and takes them early.a This angered me because we desperately needed our father. Now, 63 years later, it still hurts.” And what about guilt? Especially in the case of unexpected death, the bereaved person may repeatedly think, ‘It might not have happened if only I had done this or that.’ Or maybe your last encounter with the deceased involved an argument. This may add to your feeling of guilt. If you are being plagued by such feelings of guilt and anger, it is important not to bottle up these emotions. Rather, speak to a friend who will listen and reassure you that such irrational feelings are common to many bereaved ones. The Bible reminds us: “A true friend shows love at all times, and is a brother who is born for times of distress.”​—Proverbs 17:17.
Posted by Thomas Hooker on 17th September 2018
Uncle Scott was an amazing Uncle and such a happy person to be around. In all honesty I hardly ever saw Uncle make a frown. At all of our family get togethers he always made a point to get around to everyone to catch up and spend time getting to know what was new in their lives. Some of the cherished memories I will always remember is when he took me out to the gun range for the first time to shoot guns and I absolutely fell in love with it! Everytime I go to the range I will always think of the times we shared shooting targets. Uncle Scott always took time to talk to me to see how I was doing and our conversations about politics, UFOs and religion were so much fun! What I have learned from our talks is to always think outside the box! I am truly going to miss all the conversations that we haven't had yet but I know in time we will be able to pick up where we left off. Uncle Scott made an impact in my life and I am so thankful and blessed for all the times we shared. Love you Uncle Scott!
Posted by Zane Dedmon on 17th September 2018
He was a good guy and a pleasant neighbor. I met him after I installed a stereo system in my truck and he came over to tell me it sounded fantastic, which was quite a compliment coming from the guy who drove the Rockford Fosgate camaro. Always fun to talk with and never had anythiung bad to say about anyone. Miss him
Posted by Aimee La Fleur on 17th September 2018
Sending Positive thoughts and Good Memories to You and your Family and Friends ♡
Posted by Barbara Adamson on 17th September 2018
What a beautiful tribute to Scott. Clearly, he will be missed by many. May you experience God's comfort always.
Posted by Ahmad Zaitoun on 17th September 2018
Auntie Julie, Tony, and Michael: Uncle Scott will be greatly missed. He was a very kind and generous man, and I will always remember him laughing and having a good time! I know God is with him and Grandma now, and they are watching over all of us. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.
Posted by John Platt on 17th September 2018
Julie and family....I'm so sorry about Scott....I'm not sure what to say. Scott was always "The Smart one" the "Sensible one" hard working and reliable. I always thought he'd be "Last man standing" I will really miss Scott....I'm Super Sad, love, John Platt
Posted by Jennifer Zaitoun on 17th September 2018
Uncle Scott, Thank you so much for all of the good times we shared together. You were a wonderful Uncle and always a good time to be around; I am blessed and lucky to have shared so many awesome memories with you! :) I am sad and sorry to have to write all of this instead of tell you in person, but I know in my heart you are safe and protected by God; and with Grandma Jackie watching over us all. I love you Uncle Scott, you will never be forgotten and forever missed, until we meet again! Xo - Your Loving Niece, Jennifer Zaitoun
Posted by Kim Brown on 16th September 2018
Scott was a kind and generous man. He was always ready to lend a helping hand with ready compliments and smiles. I know he will be missed by many people. I'm so sorry for his entire family's loss, but especially for Julie and young James.
Posted by Douglas Hall on 16th September 2018
We are so sorry to hear of your loss, such a young and good family man. Our hearts are heavy for your loss! All of our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thinking of you and "GOD BLESS"
Posted by MaryAnn Andrews on 16th September 2018
Scott was always so welcoming when I came to visit and stay with you. It was evident that you were the love of his life. He was a dedicated husband, and family man and will be missed. I know the many happy memories you have of your life together will give you comfort. My thoughts & prayers are with you , Tony and Michael.
Posted by Sue Guanci on 16th September 2018
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family. Mark and Sue Guanci
Posted by Teresa Lawler on 16th September 2018
To my dearest Hooker family, My heart is full of loveing thoughts and prayers for you. Please feel my arms around you at this sudden time of loss
Posted by Valli Mittner on 16th September 2018
Julie and family, we first met when our boys were friends in grade school. Although our lives took different paths it was a joy to find you again when we returned to Arizona. And I am so glad I was able to give Scott a hug last time I was at your shop. I am so sorry for your loss. No words can express my sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Peggy Sorenson Grimes on 16th September 2018
I remember Scott from high school, and recently spent a fun afternoon visiting with Julie while she did a beautiful job on my hair. I am so shocked and saddened to hear about this. My heart and prayers and wishes for peace and comfort go out to Julie and her family.
Posted by Mary Banks-Engelhardt on 15th September 2018
To Scott’s amazing family, Scott was a wonderful man and loved his family dearly. May it comfort you to know he is in the Lords Kingdom and that we will all be joined together one day. May God bless you all, much love Mary and family
Posted by Kevin O'Brien on 15th September 2018
I first met Scott in 6th grade at Rural school. I will always remember him as the guy who always had a certain astonishment at the things and people around him. He was passionate about everything he did. Whether it was planning to toilet paper Mr Coyle's house or talking about what he or someone did the day before, he was always excited about life. That, and the perpetual wedgie he had to deal with. Your infectious good humor will be sorely missed Scotty! Our hearts go out to you Julie, and the rest of your family!
Posted by Jean Addante on 15th September 2018
Julie and Family, we are saddened by the news of Scott's passing so soon in his life. Although, Phil and I just recently got to meet him, we could feel the compassion and warmth he had for Family and Life. We are truly sorry for your loss.
Posted by Nancy Cummins on 15th September 2018
My heart is breaking for you all! Scott will be forever missed by us all! He was a wonderful husband father grandpa son and cousin in law! He was a rock for us all! Love you all! The Cummins family
Posted by JD Walker on 15th September 2018
Wow - now it's one last ride for Scott - my buddy since we were about 10 years old, the first guy I met when we moved to Tempe in the early 70's...... Oh, the things we did !! we'd blast across the city, first on our bikes, then the desert in his dune buggy, on motorcycles, across the water in boats, and then through the sky in my airplanes - hiked the mountains, jumped off the bridges, had the best parties - things most people only imagine, we did them, we did them all ! We LIVED !!! And now my buddy is on the last ride, through time and space, wherever the soul goes - and his was a good soul, a great soul. I choose to smile and laugh at all the fun, sometimes crazy things, because I got to share in them, and choose not to mourn, but to celebrate a great life - smile with me, as we see our true friend off into the great hereafter - see ya there some day, my friend!
Posted by Sheryl Sacry on 15th September 2018
Julie and family and friends of Scott... You are in my heart and in my prayers everyday. My wish is that your love and support for each other will lift you up at this time and bring honor to your beloved husband, father, family member, and friend, Scott. I know he will be missed so much...

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