James "Jim" Herbert Hooton, of Craig, died Jan. 10, 2004, at his home. He was 52.
Hooton was born Feb. 3, 1951, in Rock Springs, Wyo., to Herbert R. and Leah L. (Lind) Hooton.
Hooton attended schools in Green River, and was a graduate of the Green River High School with the Class of 1969. He attended North Western Community College in Powell. He was employed as an ironworker and welder for Magnum Metals in Craig. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Ironworkers Union Local 27. He was a resident of Craig for the past year and former resident of Fort Bridger, Sheridan and Gillette. His interests included his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He was an avid fisherman and he loved animals.
Hooton is survived by his mother, Leah Hooton, of Green River; son, Joshua James Hooton; brother, David (Kathy) Hooton, of Lyman; sister, Elaine (Dale) Hymas, of Green River; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
Hooton was preceded in death by his father, and one sister, Kaye L. Newlin.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at the Latter-day Saints Stake Center, 120 Shoshone, Green River, Wyo.
Bishop Mark Roberts will conduct the services. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at the Lyman City Cemetery, in Lyman. Friends may call from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Vase Flaming Gorge Chapel, 263 East Flaming Gorge Way, Green River, on Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, and again Saturday morning one hour prior to services at the Stake Center.