Darrell W. Hoot, 90, of Huntertown, IN, and having family members in Roanoke, IN, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, at 7:20 a.m. at his home.
Mr. Hoot served in the United States Coast Guard and helped found Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11314 in Huntertown. He farmed for more than 20 years and retired in 1982 from International Harvester, in Fort Wayne, where he had been employed for 22 years. He later worked for Furrow Building Materials for 10 years.
He was a member of Pathway Community Church in Fort Wayne. He was a member of Churubusco Lodge 515 F&AM, was a past worthy patron of Churubusco Order of the Eastern Star Lodge 136, and was a member of Scottish Rite Valley of Fort Wayne, Mizpah Shrine A.A.O.N.M.S. and the Huntertown Lions Club. He was the founder of the Huntertown Woodworkers.
He was born May 27, 1922, in Huntertown to Blake E. and Alla Mae Emminger Hoot. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Margaret "Peggy" Rogers Hoot.
Additional survivors include a daughter, Beverly (Dave) Wagner, of Roanoke; three sons, Marvin (Apryl) Hoot, of Woodburn; Ronald (Sharon) Hoot, of Fort Wayne; and Roger (Nancy) Hoot, of LaOtto; 19 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
Calling is Monday, July 16, 2012, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a Masonic service at 8 p.m. at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, 206 N. Main St., Churubusco. A service will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 11 a.m., with calling two hours prior to the service, at Pathway Community Church, 11910 Shearwater Run, Fort Wayne. Rev. Don Williams and Dr. David Biberstein will officiate. Interment will be at Huntertown Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are gifts to Pathway Community Church, Huntertown Lions Club or Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home.