LD Hooge, born April 3, 1930 passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the age of 86 years. Mr. Hooge is survived by his loving wife Carol Hooge; Son, Paul Hooge; Cousin, Will Hooge and Niece Judith Hooge; Long-time caregiver, Chonita Valdez; and neighbors Fred and Natalie. He was also survived by his three other sons and one daughter, numerous grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives. From the age of 8, LD, had worked in the family produce business and later moved on to opening his own foreign car-parts store; after which he started a barrel selling business that led to him making barbeque pits for H.E.B. After that LD found himself coming full circle back to the produce business that he ran with his brother LA Hooge. He was a proud member of the U.S Airforce as well as a lifetime member of the VFW.
A memorial service will be held on March 25, 2017 from 11 A.M to 2 P.M. at the Camero Funeral Home Chapel. Honors and a prayer service will begin on March 25 at 12:45 P.M. at the Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the LD Hooge Mechanical Scholarship Foundation c/o St. Phillip’s Community College. Please make checks payable to St. Phillip’s Community College.