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1945 Gene 2023

Gene Maxwell Hooks

September 9, 1945 — November 14, 2023


Gene Maxwell Hooks passed from this life into his Heavenly home on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, in Florence, MS surrounded by his family. He was 78 years old. The family will receive friends for visitation from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., with the funeral service following at 12:00 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2023, at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence, MS. Interment will follow at Briar Hill Cemetery.

Gene was born on September 9, 1945, to Harvey Hooks and Beatrice Chandler in Jackson, MS. He resided in Florence, MS for most of his life, where he was a member of Briar Hill Baptist Church. Gene was a career commercial insulator. He worked with North Brothers Insulation prior to starting his own business in 1996 where he owned and operated Metro MS Insulation. Gene loved his family more than anything, especially his grandchildren. He loved hunting and riding his motorcycle with The Jackson Harley Group. He was also a member of the Masons. Gene loved his dog J.R. and shopping at Walmart and Sam’s.

Gene is preceded in death by his parents, Harvey Hooks and Beatrice Ellis; brothers, Ronnie Hooks and Charles Hooks; and wife of 39 years, Linda Hooks. He is survived by his son, Brian Hooks (Bethany) of Brandon, MS; daughter, Gina Nash (Chris) of Florence, MS; significant other for 15 years, Peggy Lockert of Raymond, MS; grandchildren, Walker Hooks and Cooper Hooks, Chandler Nash and Patin Nash.

Pallbearers: Walker Hooks, Cooper Hooks, Chandler Nash, Justin Hanks, Andrew Lay, Chase Starnes, Bryan Freeman, and John Murphey. Honorary Pallbearers: Ronnie Simmons, Jaris Patrick, and Pat Lewis.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, November 17, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Chancellor Funeral Home Florence

2576 US 49, Florence, MS 39073

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Graveside Service

Friday, November 17, 2023

12:45 - 1:45 pm (Central time)

Briar Hill Community Cemetery

707 Hwy 469 N, Florence, MS 39073

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