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A.B. Hooper Jr. “Boyd” passed away on July 23, 2018 peacefully at his home.
A memorial service will be conducted 2:00 P.M. Friday July 27, 2018 in Citty Funeral Home Chapel. The family will see friends at the funeral home following the service.
A native of Reidsville, NC a town that he loved to call home, Boyd went to Reidsville High
School where he had some of his fondest memories and his closest friends. Boyd starred at
Quarterback for the Golden Lions and loved to tell stories of him donning his #22 jersey under
the lights at Kiker stadium, graduating in 1953. He later attended Elon College.
Boyd spent his professional career traveling the southeastern United States as a manufacturers
rep selling fine mens apparel most notably Robert Talbott neckwear to specialty men’s stores.
Boyd could move the room with his charming wit, impeccable sense of style, and firm
handshake, a true southern gentleman he was. Boyd took great pride in the way he dressed
and always wore his Robert Talbott ties, straw hats, and his white beard with style.
Boyd loved his family, friends, golf and movies.
Predeceased by his father Arch Boyd Hooper, mother Madge Kemp Hooper, son A.B. Hooper II, brother Robert Hooper, and half brother William W. "Billy" Hooper. Survived by his wife of 53 years Ginny, his sons Reid, Alex (Paula), Billy (Holt), and John, brothers David (Emma Sue) Hooper, Walter Hooper and sister Judy Sizemore and 15 grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Rockingham County especially nurses Ron Harris
and Amy Stone, chaplain Tripp Kimbrough, close family friend Bruce Saunders and all those
that helped Boyd in his battle with pancreatic cancer.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Hospice of Rockingham County, 2150 NC Highway
65, Reidsville, NC 27320. Citty Funeral Home is assisting the Hooper Family. Online condolences may be made at www.cittyfh.com