Lewis Van Hooser
SPRING CITY — Lewis Coleman Van Hooser, 69, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at his home surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. Lewis was a resident of Rhea County for 40 years. He was a 1967 graduate of Tracy City High School. Lewis worked for TVA at Watts Bar and retired as a unit operator at the Kingston Steam Plant. He loved all sports and especially Rhea County football. Lewis’s passion was cars especially Corvettes. Lewis was of the Methodist faith. He was preceded in death by his father J. B. Van Hooser, grandparents Walter M. and Julia Hannah Barron Ledbetter and Sam and Etta Van Hooser and former wife Sharon Van Hooser. Survivors include his wife and life partner for 31 years, Donna Cawood Van Hooser, of Spring City; mother Mary Nell Sullivan, of Chattanooga; children, Michelle (Jimmy Howard) Van Hooser, of Evensville, Cole (Carole) Van Hooser, of Flowery Branch, Ga.; brothers, Wayne Van Hooser, of Tracy City, Nathan (Carole) Van Hooser, of Dalton, Ga., and Gerald Van Hooser, of Chattanooga; special granddaughter, Kyndell (Cody) Van Hooser-Mansel; grandchildren, Grace, Trey, William and Miles Van Hooser, Donna Kay and Dana Howard; several great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; extended family members and special friends. Funeral services are Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Pastor Jane Petitt and Dr. Roger Rothwell officiating. Interment will be in the Spring City Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at Vaughn Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Clair United Methodist Church, c/o Vaughn Funeral Home, P. O. Box 129, Spring City, TN 37381. Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City is in charge of arrangements. Please visit our website at www.vaughn-funeral-home.com to share memories and condolences with the family of Lewis Van Hooser.