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John Hoopingarner

John Philip Hoopingarner

Friday, March 5th, 1965 - Monday, January 21st, 2019
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John Phillip Hoopingarner,53, of York, passed away on Monday January 21, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

John was born on March 5, 1965 in Anaheim, California to William and Jill Hoopingarner. In 1974 John moved to Ohio, during that time he became a boy scout as well as delivering newspapers on a route. He later returned to California in 1980. In 1984 John had his first job with Del Taco. In 1985 he graduated from Chino High School where he played football as a defensive lineman. Later that year he married his first wife Debbie and they had 3 beautiful children in the years that followed, in that same year he also started his new job at General Dynamics. Then in 1992 he started with ARC International in Ontario, California where he was instrumental in helping the company transfer to its new location in Las Vegas, NV. During his time at ARC International John rose from being a Laser Operator to working his way up to Production Manager. While in Las Vegas John met Valerie in 1997, they were married in April of 1999. John was blessed with the arrival of his 4th child in October of 1999, followed by his 5th in February of 2005. In 2006 John transferred to the ARC International East coast location in Charlotte, NC where John accomplished and received his Green Belt Certification. He worked at ARC International for 20 years.

In 2012 John started a new job with Meyer Utilities Structures where he was a Continuous Improvement Engineer, he was awarded a certification as a Lean Level II Accreditation in Lean Leadership, Kaizen tool expertise. He continued working on different projects until his passing. Besides being involved in his work, John loved spending time with and taking care of his family, working in the yard and improving projects around the house, cooking for his family and friends whether daily or special events and celebrations, watching movies or listening to music.

He was preceded in death by (William and Jill Hoopingarner, grandparents Hector Dorthey Boomer, and Virginia and Oliver Hoopingarner)

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Valarie M. Hoopingarner of the home, children David Hoopingarner , John P Hoopingarner II, Brittany Cummings Hoopingarner , Charles Branish , Eric Branish , Angelina Branish , Phillip Hoopingarner and Jacob Hoopingarner, brother Scott Hoopingarner, sisters: Jennifer Kohler Hoopingarner and Mary Aton Hoopingarner, grandchildren: Dalina Hoopingarner , Cali Hoopingarner, Riley Hoopingarner Renia Hoopingarner ,Maddison Branish, Ellie Branish, Kaelyn Branish , Liam Branish, Nolan Branish and Christian Branish

A memorial mass will be held on Saturday February 9, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at All Saints Catholic Church, Lake Wylie, SC.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Hospice & Community Care
P.O. Box 993
Rock Hill, SC 29731

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    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 11:00am
    All Saints Catholic Church
    530 SC-274, Clover, SC 29710
    CLOVER, SC 29710
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Scott, Kate, and Bailey

Posted at 10:34pm
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John Black

Posted at 10:13am
Thoughts & Prayers for your loss of a Wonderful person. I will miss John's smile and calm voice.. Rest in Peace My Friend.

Posted at 01:49pm
John, I was so blessed to have you in my life , you gave me 19 beautiful years. we shared so much and you gave so much to me and the kids. I know this journey in this last year was so tough but you were so brave and so strong to the very end and I know you did it for your family. The memories will always be there John and the things you taught our kids they never will forget . It was so hard to say good bye but I know you are not in pain and not getting sick and that gives me comfort . I love you and will always hold you close in my heart . Love you Boo

Allison Love

Posted at 10:38am
Valarie and family,
So sorry to learn of John's passing. Praying for peace for you all. His was a long journey with a beautiful ending.

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This is John at ARC when he earned his Six Sigma certification.
Valerie and John
At Billy's wedding in 2013.
Whipping up some eggs
Myrtle Beach
Father and Son
When I look at this picture I see FUN!!
He looks good in a mullet
Thanks John for all the breakfasts you made
hmm John's breakfast for us.