Norman G. Hoot (7/19/1922 - 5/28/2018)

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Private family graveside services were held at Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery on Saturday, June 2, 2018, for Dr. Norman G. Hoot who passed away at his home in Tyler, on May 28, 2018. Brother Jack Faulkner of the Greenvine Baptist Church in Burton, Texas, presided at the funeral services and burial. Dr. Hoot was born in Conroe, on July 19, 1922. He dedicated his life to service-both the military and promoting the importance of good oral and dental health. He was preceded in death by his wife Imogene Bond Hoot in 1998; his second wife Othell Coffman Hoot in 2001; son Norman G. Hoot II, and grandchildren Daniel and Christine Ehring. He is survived by daughter Lee Hoot Ehring and husband Ed of Brenham; son Bill Hoot and wife Alice of Tyler; grandsons Norman (Trey) G. Hoot III of Irving, and James P. Hoot and fiance Lucinda Yu of San Antonio; daughter-in-law Susan Marzano and husband Michael of The Woodlands; great grandsons Joshua D. Ehring of Frisco, Texas, and Matthew H. Ehring of Camp Lejeune, NC; and close family friend Kelley Barber of Huntsville. Dr. Hoot's family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation and thanks to his fellow Dentists, Physicians, and Specialists from Hospice of East Texas who helped to keep him comfortable.

Dr. Hoot was a World War II and Korean War veteran, serving for 30 years in the United States Air Force and retiring as a Colonel in 1977. After World War II and graduation from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1947, he opened a dentistry practice in Conroe, Texas. Dr. Hoot closed the practice in 1951 and returned to military service in 1951 after the start of the Korean War. He taught classes at the University of Illinois at Chicago Dental School while completing his post graduate work in Prosthetics. Dr. Hoot served as the Director of the Dental Hygiene program at Tyler Junior College from 1977 to 1987.

Dr. Hoot's life was one of service to his country and his community. He served as a deacon in his church, a Sunday school teacher, a Mason, a longtime member and supporter of Marvin United Methodist Church in Tyler, Texas, and class member of the Crusaders. While he was known as a taskmaster, he was a generous, caring man who often offered his support above and beyond to friends, employees, students, and especially to his family when he saw a need. Remembering his own personal struggles, and possessing the ability to make things happen, his generosity was often anonymous so that recipients didn't know they were being helped.

To honor Dr. Hoot's lifelong passion for good dental health and hygiene, his family has established a memorial scholarship in his name to benefit Tyler Junior College's Dental Hygiene students. Donations in memory of Dr. Norman Hoot can be sent to the Tyler Junior College Foundation, P. O. Box 9020, Tyler, Texas 75711.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on June 10, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road | Conroe, TX 77303 | (936) 756-2126
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