Lamar Hooks, 57, of North Fort Myers passed away Friday, April 4, 2014, losing his battle with lung cancer. His family was by his side as he drifted off to be with the Lord.
He was born to Stanley Lamar Hooks and Rita Faye Hurt of Canal Point, Fla., April 5, 1956. He attended Glades Day School in Belle Glade, Fla., and graduated from Auburn University in Alabama.
He was an accomplished father, farrier, horseman, cowboy and farmer who loved animals and the thrill of the rodeo. He graduated college and returned to Canal Point to resume his family life and farm in the Glades. He pursued his dream of horse training after selling his farm and moved to Colorado wherein he married his wife, Tracy Leckrone Hooks, in 1997 and became the father of Hillary Quinn and Samuel Jon Scruggs. They later moved to North Fort Myers where they have lived since 1998. He was a "horse whisperer" who shared his gift with many friends and customers.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his older sister, Karen Senff.
He is survived by his wife, Tracy Leckrone Hooks; two step-children, Hillary Quinn Scruggs and Samuel Jon Scruggs; sister, Suzanne Hooks; nephew, Stephen Senff; and a host of extended family and friends.
A celebration of his life was held Saturday ,April 12, at First Christian Church of Fort Myers, 2061 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making donations to "The Special Equestrians" in Lamar's honor. These tax deductible donations can be made to - Special Equestrians Incorporated, PO Box 61528, Fort Myers, FL 33906.
Friends may sign the guest book at www.dignifiedcremations.com.