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3000 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Phone: 812-333-4400
Fax: 812-333-4445
Darrell Phillip Hooten

Darrell Phillip Hooten

Saturday, June 27th, 1931 - Monday, May 20th, 2019
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Darrell Phillip Hooten, age 87, of Bloomington, Indiana went to be with our Lord on Monday, May 20, 2019 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Darrell was born on June 27, 1931 in Bloomington to Chester Arnold and Bertha Alma (Sweeney) Hooten.
Darrell was a devoted Christian and attended Highland Faith Assembly of God in Bloomington. Darrell was proud to have served in the United States Navy from 1950 - 1953 in the Korean War, and was on the USS Ashtabula, a fueler, and the USS Stickell, a destroyer. Darrell was an officiator for the USS Ashtabula for veterans. He was a past Commander of the American Legion Burton Woolery Post 18 in Bloomington. Darrell loved playing his guitar and singing. He was a member of the Higher Ground Gospel Singers for 19 years with his wife, Arnetta Rayl and others. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, his golf cart, gardening and he loved his family. He was a local barber for many years in Bloomington at Hoot's Barber Shop, and Franklin's Barber Shop. Darrell loved telling jokes.
Darrell is survived by his wife, H. Arnetta Rayl of Bloomington, children, Steve Hooten (Tammi) of Bedford, IN, LaDonna Fisher (Lanny) of Bloomington, and Lucina Smith (Brian) of Willis, TX, step-children, Josh and Heather Rayl, grandchildren, Beverly Haggard, Kevin Hooten, Kyle Hooten, Sidney Sumrell, Casey Carpenter, Klint Hooten, Katelyn Hooten, Mia Smith, Alex Rayl, Kiah Rayl, and Violet Geduld, six great-grandchildren, and siblings, Marjorie Price and Suan Stine.
Darrell was preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Zachary Carpenter, and brother, Cedric Hooten.
Visitation for Darrell will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 and from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Thursday at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third Street Bloomington, Indiana.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday at The Funeral Chapel, with burial to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Bloomington. Pastor Don English and Pastor Richard Deckard will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion in Bloomington in Darrell's name.
"I'm a pleasure to be around." - Darrell Hooten
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    The Funeral Chapel
    3000 E. Third St.
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  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    The Funeral Chapel
    3000 E. Third St.
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  • Service

    Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 11:00am
    The Funeral Chapel
    3000 E. Third St.
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  • Interment

    Rose Hill Cemetery
    1100 E. 4th St.
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Cynthia Durham

Posted at 11:50pm
Darrell was a nice and fun to be with man. He was a neighbor of ours for years. We had cookouts and he would play tag with my daughter Michelle. Every time we would see him in town he would still tell her she’s it. He would give us little tips in life since we were starting out our young family. Darrell could make anyone laugh. You will be missed Darrell. God bless your family and my prayers are with you.

Dorothy Thompson

Posted at 10:37pm
Dear LaDonna and family - I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your father. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time. Dorothy Thompson

Paul Spade

Posted at 07:07pm
You are in my thoughts. Darrell was a good neighbor!
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Grey Larsen

Posted at 04:42pm
Cindy and I will always treasure our memories of playing music with Darrell at the weekly fiddle tune gatherings at Joe Dawson’s home. The jokes were always flying, and Darrell’s generous soul shone through without fail. On an especially good night, Arnetta was there, too, to add to the joy with her accordion and her loving smile. Darrell cared so much for his old friend Joe, and for us, his new younger friends. We’ll never forget you, Darrell. Arnetta, our hearts are with you. - Grey Larsen

Cindy Parish

Posted at 02:05pm
We are sorry for your loss, our prayers will be with you, May God bless and keep you.

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