William Cary (Bill) VanHook, 83 of Palm Bay, FL passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at his home in Palm Bay, FL. Bill was born September 13, 1937 in Franklin, NC to the late Cecil VanHook and Addie Ledbetter VanHook. Bill retired as a Master Sergeant from the United States Marine Corp. with 22 years of service. He later worked with the US Forest Service and retired from FEMA-MERS (Mobile Emergency Response Support), in 1999.
Bill is survived by his wife, Linda VanHook of the home; sons, Billy VanHook of Franklin and James VanHook (Leslie) of Franklin; daughters, Jeana VanHook Hand (Jeff) of Roebuck, SC and Janet VanHook Newsom (Preston) of Clarksville, GA; step-sons, Bruce Davis of Palm Bay, FL and Jim Davis, Jr. (Lillian) of Riverside, CA; grandchildren, Anthony Capaforte (Ruthie), Cory Dills, Josh VanHook, Jared VanHook, Cara McClure, Amelia Jones (Tom) and Candice Dooley (Josh); step-grandchildren, Jim Davis, III (Kayla), Justin Davis (Shauna) and Corinne Mejia (Henry); great-grandchildren, Carson Phillips, Ben Caudell, Cooper Caudell, Dante Jones, Addie Dills and Adelaide Capaforte; step-great-grandchildren, Xavier Mejia, Isaac Mejia, Jim Davis, IV, Esme Mejia, Scarlet Davis, Emma Davis and Artemis Davis; two sisters Beverly VanHook-Schrey (Herb) of Franklin and Betty Dowdle of Franklin; various nieces, nephews and other extended family.
A funeral service for Mr. VanHook will be held 11:00am Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at the Prentiss Church of God, Franklin, NC with the Rev. Kevin Chapman and Rev. Keith Ashe officiating. Burial will follow in Rush Cemetery Otto, NC. The family will receive friends from 10:00am-11:00am prior to the service at Prentiss Church.
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the VanHook family. Online condolences can be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com
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