Lon Douglas Hoops

  • Born: May 14, 1952
  • Died: November 17, 2021
  • Location: North Charleston, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Northwoods Chapel

2180 Greenridge Road
North Charleston, SC 29406

Tel. (843) 572.2339

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Lon Douglas Hoops, 69, of North Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Teresa Ann Nemeth Hoops entered into eternal rest Wednesday, November 17, 2021. His Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Bethlehem Deliverance Worship Ministries, 1 University Drive, North Charleston, SC. The family will gather with friends for one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at a later date, in the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, South Dakota. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Northwoods Chapel.

Lon was born May 14, 1952 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, son of the late Melvin Hoops and Delores Ander Hoops. He faithfully served his country in the United States Navy. Lon was a Master Diver in both deep sea and cold water, as well as a dive medic for NOAA. He even dove at the North Pole! He was a proud member of MENSA and was on the Board of Directors for the Ashley River Fire Department. Lon was also a physical therapist who treated and cared for Greyhound dogs in the racing industry.

He is survived by his wife; one sister, Kimber Leah Hoops of Rapid City, SD; two brothers, Greg Hoops and Brian Hoops, both of Rapid City, SD; father-in-law, Carl J. Nemeth; three brother-in-laws, Knute Nemeth of Coos Bay, OR, Tom Nemeth of San Antonio, TX and Rock Nemeth of North Charleston, SC; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Blaze James Nemeth and step-mother, Earlene Lewis Hoops.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation made in Lon's name to Bethlehem Deliverance Worship Ministries 1 University Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418.


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Debbie and I just got home from Costa Rica on Saturday and you have our deepest sympathies. I was always taken by Lon because he reminded me of a cousin in looks and mannerisms but also because of his knowledge. We had mutual respect.. he sdmired me as the trogladite I so closely resembled and I for his many talents, humanity and enthusiasm for his interests such as training greyhounds. He will not be forgotten and I wish we could have talked one last time.

Posted by Richard Pat Patana - Chinook, WA - Friend   November 22, 2021

Mr. Lon, a kind, dependable, and loving soul who was dedicated to his family, friends, and of course his community; he was a role model and encourager to many who crossed his path. Both he and Mrs. Tee have helped raise my children and have supported my family for over 30 plus years.
My family and I will miss Mr. Lon dearly, we know he is no longer enduring never -ending pain in his body and are at rest from his earthly labor.
As Mr. Lon was there for us, we will be there for you Mrs. Tee and Rock and will continue to support and pray for you as you endure loss of a special man.
We love you!
Always,
Lin, Charles, and children

Posted by LIN FABERS - N Charleston, SC   November 20, 2021


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