Edward H. Hooper Scholarship Endowment
Edward H. Hooper moved to Cookeville, Tennessee, on October 1, 1938, to become director of Whitson Funeral Home. He later established Hooper and Huddleston Funeral Home with Earl Huddleston. From 1938 until his death on May 26, 2000, he was one of Cookeville's most dedicated civic workers. Before the establishment of the Cookeville Chamber of Commerce, he functioned as one, reaching out for any and every opportunity to bring jobs to Putnam County and later was the first president of the Cookeville/Putnam County Chamber of Commerce. He also served as a charter member and president of the Cookeville Jaycees and was a member of the Lions, Rotary, and the Elks Clubs.
In addition, Ed Hooper was a devoted friend of Tennessee Technological University dedicating countless volunteer hours to supporting TTU. For many years, he worked with President Derryberry in the state legislature as an unpaid lobbyist to secure appropriations for the university. He helped raise funds for the athletic program by taking volunteer contributions throughout the community and was a member of the College of Business Administration Foundation 1988 Capital Campaign fund-raising committee which raised over $3.2 million. Mr. Hooper was a member of the Board of Trustees for the Nursing, Athletic, Humanities and Sciences, and Business Foundations.
Mr. Hooper and his family and friends established this scholarship endowment shortly before his death to honor his lasting contribution to Cookeville and particularly Tennessee Tech.
Scholarships associated with Edward H. Hooper Scholarship Endowment