John Phillip Hoopingarner,53, of York, passed away on Monday January 21, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.
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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
Online condolences may be made to the Hoopingarner family at www.basscares.com