Duane Hooton, 80, of Versailles passed away at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison after a perpetual decline in his health over the past several months. He was born in Cross Plains on January 27, 1939, the son of Roland and Clara Warfield Hooton.
Survivors include one son David (Pam) Hooton of Round O, South Carolina; three daughters Dana Hooton of Willow Creek, California, Laura Hooton of Charleston, South Carolina, and Tracy (Jeff) Miller of South Carolina; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren; his twin brother Dwight (Donna) Hooton of Versailles; two sisters Hope (Robert) Fisse of Madison, and Faith Huffman of Lafayette. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Duane was a 1957 graduate of Versailles High School. Duane enjoyed having a twin (at least most of the time) and although they were identical, Duane always said he was the good looking one. After high school, Duane delivered Coca-Cola to thirsty customers in Southeast Indiana for 18 years, and spent most of his working life thereafter driving a semi for various trucking companies. He was a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship.
Duane accepted the Lord as his savior as a young man and was baptized in Munday’s Pool near Dabney alongside his brother Dwight. Duane loved his Lord, his family, and his dog Brady. He also enjoyed fishing, talking politics, and all sports.
Duane’s wishes were to be cremated and a celebration of his life will take place on Friday, July 19 at 11 a.m. at the Versailles Baptist Church with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Marble Corner Cemetery in Versailles. Memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Wounded Warrior Project in care of the Stratton Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.