Preceded in Death by his father, John A. Hooper and sister, Tina M Storrs. He is sur- vived by his daughter Courtney Hawkins, her husband John. His Mother Donna Hooper, sister Lori Hooper. His grandchildren Chloe, Maverik and Emmet. His nieces Laurel Otis and Kayla Storrs and his Nephew Jacob Storrs. Numerous cousins, Aunts, Uncles and friends whom he loved very much.
He grew up in North Bend and Maple Valley areas. He attended North Bend elementa- ry and attended Tahoma Jr and Sr High.
As a young child Johnny loved BMX racing and even amassed hundreds of trophies for 1st and 2nd place. Once he hit his teenage years Johnny gained a loved of all things motorized which grew into a passion and hobby as an adult; quads, mini bikes, side by sides, rock buggies, trucks and muscle cars. He loved anything that went fast or was able to climb challenging rock hills.
Johnny worked in asphalt since he was 14 years old. He started in grunt work for Eastside asphalt and ended working for Tony Lind Paving Co as a foreman. As a young man he did some commercial fishing and crabbing in Alaska which served him well, as anyone who knows Johnny, he loved seafood, especially crab.
Johnny loved to feed people. He was happiest with a house full of people and bellies to feed. He was a master on the BBQ and with the Smoker; if you were a friend of Johnny’s you knew you could always expect to leave his home happy and full.
He was happiest in his place in Easton, with the Yakima River as his back yard and Lavender Lake as his front. He had much joy in life from fishing and just a short walk from his house was his favorite honey hole, fishing spot.
He had an infectious smile and laugh; Johnny did not know a stranger and would give you the shirt off his back. He will be greatly missed by family and his even larger family of friends.
R.I.P. Johnny Ray- We love you.
There is a celebration of life Saturday June 5th @ 1pm Snoqualmie Valley Moose Lodge in North Bend, Wa