In Memoriam: Perry O. Hooper, Sr.

Judge Perry O. Hooper, Sr., died at home Sunday, April 24, 2016. He was 91.

A graduate of Birmingham Southern College and the University of Alabama School of Law, Judge Hooper’s life was dedicated to his family, the Rule of Law and the Republican Party. Honored as one of the original founders and members of the Alabama Republican Party, Judge Hooper served on the Montgomery County Republican Executive Committee and Republican National Committee for many years. He was the first Republican since Reconstruction to be elected as Probate Judge in Montgomery County. In 1974, he was elected Judge of the 15th Judicial Circuit and in 1994, he was elected Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, serving until his retirement in 2001.

He and his wife, Marilyn Yost Hooper, have four sons. Perry Jr., Conwell, Walter, and John

The Montgomery County Republican Executive Committee is deeply saddened by the loss of Judge Perry O. Hooper, Sr. We extend our sympathies to his family and friends.

Perry O. Hooper, Jr., also of Montgomery, is a former Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives and currently serves on the Alabama Republican State Executive Committee and the Montgomery County Republican Executive Committee. Perry Hooper, Jr. is a delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention pledged to support Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump.