TSgt. John Allen Hook
TSgt. John Allen Hook, (U.S. Air Force Ret.), 74, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 16, 2023 while under the care of the Hospice of the Panhandle, Kearneysville, W.Va.
Born on January 15, 1949 in Havre de Grace, Md., he was a son of the late Francis T. and Alice L. (Holloway) Hook.
He also was preceded in death by his wife, Vicki Frances (Clem) Hook on May 26, 2012; a brother, Norman F. Hook and wife Janet and two sisters, Norma Jean Haslacker and Joyce Ann Haslacker and husband Robert.
Mr. Hook graduated from Belair High School in Belair, Md. in 1968 and enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served his country during the Vietnam War and was attached to the 167th WV Air National Guard. He was a life member of American Legion Post #60, Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post # 3522 in Charles Town, W.Va., Loyal Order of Moose in Berkeley Springs, UAW #149 and the 167th Air National Guard Retiree’s Club. He also was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Martinsburg, W.Va., an annual member of Red Men Lodge # 84, Williamsport, Md. and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Michigan.
John was a strong, kind and extremely generous man who enjoyed gardening and fishing. More recently he enjoyed outings with his brother-in-law Lee and just sitting with his canine companion Tilly, watching Gunsmoke.
Surviving is his son, John Hook and wife Kristi of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; his daughter, Victoria Knipple and husband David of Martinsburg; five grandchildren, William P.F. “Frankie” Hook and wife Courtney, David R. Knipple, Lucretia P. Knipple, Haleigh L. Hook and Skylar P. Hook and four great-grandchildren, Bentley D. Knipple, Sydney J. Hook, William A. “Liam” Hook and Keiren W. “Little Grasshopper” Reeley. Also surviving is his sister, Alice Lorraine Singleton of Havre de Grace; his brother-in-law, Lee Edward Haslacker of Martinsburg; a close friend, Eileen D. Stotler, his canine companion, Tilly, many nieces and nephews and other family and friends.
Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel, on Monday, November 27, 2023 from 5-8 p.m. In accordance with John’s wishes, the casket will be closed.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Romney, W.Va., on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 11 a.m. with Father Thomas Sebastian as celebrant.
Interment will be in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Levels, W.Va., where graveside military honors will be accorded.
Condolences and personal reflections to the family may be left after Mr. Hook’s obituary at smithfuneralhomes.net.