James Herbert “Herbie” Hooper, Sr. fondly known as “Dada” was born January 14, 1928 in Taylor’s Island, MD., to the late Willie and Elsie Hooper. James departed this life peacefully at home on November 17, 2021.
Herbie was briefly educated in the schools of Taylor’s Island, MD., later being drafted in to the United States Army, serving within the Korean War. After his service, Herbie returned home to Taylor’s Island, and in 1954, married the love of his life, Elizabeth “Woodie” Keene, from this union, five children were born, Francis, Ann (Edith), Mona (Velma), James, and Darlene (Gladys).
To provide for his family, Herbie was an employee of National Cannery, the Cambridge Water Company, and the Dorchester County State Highway Administration, the latter from which he retired.
Preceding Herbie in death, his wife of 22 years, Elizabeth, children Francis, James, and Darlene, brothers Raymond and Rudolph, sister Arlene MacDonald, aunt’s Minnie, Lena, Sarah, Margie, and son-in-law Tyrone Johnson. He’s survived by daughters Ann Johnson of Severn, MD, and Mona Beasley (Robert) of Salisbury, MD. To carry on his legacy, grandchildren Dionte (Candy) Hooper, Glen Bernie, MD, Darrell (Tonya) Hooper, Pasedena, MD, LeQuia (Bruce) Butler, Madison, MD, LaKeisha (Donald) Chew, Annapolis, MD, Robert Beasley, Jr., Cambridge, MD, James Hooper III, Cambridge, MD, Marlo Hooper, Madison, MD, Deshawn (Lenny) Camper, Cambridge, MD, Gionni Beasley, Salisbury, MD, close nephews Nathaniel Keene and Johnny Cornish, both of Cambridge, MD, in addition to a host of loving great grands, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.