George Floyd Hook


Feb. 7, 1952 – June 9, 2020

George Floyd Hook,

age 68, of Big Piney

passed away peacefully

June 9. He was surrounded

by his loving

family and friends.

George was born in

Duncan, Okla., on Feb. 7,

1952, to Floyd and Leitha

Hook. His mother, Leitha

, passed away shortly

after, due to complications

following childbirth.

Floyd went on to marry

George’s step-mom, Opal. Opal loved and

raised George as her very own. In the third

grade, George’s dad, Floyd, moved the

family to Big Piney, where he would work

for many years in the oil and gas industry.

George attended Big Piney High School

and was a phenomenal athlete. He lettered

in both football and track. He maintained

a hurdle record for many years, an accomplishment

he remained proud of until the

day of his passing. He also loved racing dirt

bikes and hunting gophers with his beagle.

When George was a sophomore, he met

Deborah Sue Chapin – whom he would

later be married to for 33 years – and together,

they would share five daughters;

Heather, Georgia Dawn, Hope, Kassi and

Autumn. He was blessed with 12 grandchildren;

Jake, Levi, Holli, Collin, Braedon,

Presleigh, Gavin, Gage, Easton, Berrik,

Camden and Jordyn.

In 2007, George took a job in the Jonah

Field transporting heavy equipment for Mc-

Murry and Nerd. There, he met and married

Jana Hook. She had three sons from a previous

marriage, whom he adopted in 2008,

Rory, Jace and Ira Hook. They purchased a

piece of property in Manderson and George

drove home on the weekends. Their oldest

son passed away in 2012

and they divorced shortly

after.

Approaching retirement,

George decided to

relocate to Belize City,

Belize. He spent the following

five years with

his toes in the water and

hands in the sand. Had he

not fallen ill, it is unlikely

that he would have ever

left the tropical weather

that he enjoyed so much.

In spite of all the things that George was

– a father, a brother, a son, a papa and an

incredible friend – he will be remembered

most for his greatest passion – hunting. At

one given point, George had 18 hounds and

had used his weekends to guide hunts for

bears and mountain lions. Several winters in

a row, he had the opportunity to collar lynx

for Game and Fish, in order to track their

behavior and movements. Beyond the thrill

of the hunt, the friendships gained were

the foundation to George’s success. Wink,

Miles, Bill, Mitch, Jet, Van and Bangerter

were just common household names. Every

weekend was a new adventure and one that

would hold memories for George to share

and cherish up until his passing.

His personality, sense of humor and the

ability to make you smile on any given day

will never be forgotten. We will forever

have the impression left on all of our hearts

and find peace in knowing that one day we

will all be reunited.

A graveside funeral service was conducted

Friday, June 12, at 11 a.m. at the

Plainview Cemetery in Big Piney. Family

and friends gathered at the Encana Park

in Marbleton for a reception following the

service.

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