GRAND RIVERS — Cleatis Earl Hook, age 63, of Grand Rivers, passed away quietly at his home on Friday, August 23, 2013, at 7:55 p.m.
He was born in 1950 in Providence, Ky., and his family moved to Grand Rivers in 1952, where he lived the rest of his life. He has been a commercial fisherman since the early 1980s, was the Past President and the current Vice-President of the Kentucky Commercial Fisherman’s Association. For years, he has been a tireless voice fighting for the commercial fisherman’s industry. He was a member of Lake City Baptist Church in Lake City, Ky., and his hobbies included hunting, fishing and working in his gardens. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore E. Hook Jr. and Edna Earl Clevenger Hook.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Barbara Topper Hook of Grand Rivers; one daughter, Elaine Wailgum and husband Mark of Grand Rivers; one son, C. Edward Hook and wife Melanie of Smithland, Ky.; three granddaughters, Julie and Ruthie Wailgum and Dalylah Hook, his “little Lylah”; and one stepgrandson, Dylan Emmonds. Also surviving are three sisters, Margaret Doom, Marinia Wilson and Martha Crawford, all residing in Grand Rivers.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 26, 2013, at Lake City Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Cruse officiating and burial will follow in Dixon Cemetery.
Friends may call from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m. Monday, at Lake City Baptist Church. Dunn’s Funeral Home in Eddyville is in charge of arrangements.