July 9, 1949 – November 4, 2021
BUXTON — Elvin Linwood Hooper, 72, of Buxton, NC died Thursday, November 4, 2021, at his home.
A native of Salvo, NC, he was born July 9, 1949, to the late Elenora Louise Worth Hooper and Edward Francis Hooper.
A 1968 graduate of Cape Hatteras High School, Elvin continued his education at Elizabeth City State University, Wake Tech Community College, and Lenior Community College.
Elvin was a dedicated teacher for Dare County Schools. He was also an employee of the NCDOT, Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative Board of Directors, and a certified plumbing, mechanical, building, electrical, and fire inspector for 25 years
An avid fisherman, he held two International Game Fish Association world record drum catches. He was an author of two published books and a well-renowned musician and songwriter. He volunteered his time as a coach, leading softball, and tennis teams to championships. His greatest accomplishment was his daughter Kristina.
Elvin enjoyed duck hunting, fishing, coaching, Sunday rides on the beach, starting new projects at his home, building sheds with his class and caring for his loving wife Debra.
Mr. Hooper is survived by his wife, Debra Midgett Hooper of Buxton; daughter, Kristina Hooper of Morehead City; granddaughter, Kirra Ann Giblin of Morehead City; sister-in-law, Jean Hooper of Salvo; nephew, Kenny Hooper and his wife Kathy and their children, Aaron and Amanda; and niece, Hilda Clifton and her husband Jimmy and their children, Ryon and Jesiree. Nephews Stanley J Kee, II and his son Stanley Kee, III. Niece Shanna Davis her husband Shane Davis and their daughter Kinley Davis
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Burtis Hooper; and two sisters, both named Vivian Hooper, who died during childhood.
A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, November 11, 2021, in the Cape Hatteras Secondary School gymnasium.
Donations may be sent to the family to assist with future medical and assisted living costs for Mr. Hooper’s wife, Debra (https://gofund.me/7e207131).
Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.